Remembering Bob Marley

Bob Marley
Robert Nesta Marley
Today,February 6, 2015 would have been the 70th birthday of Bob Marley. Though dead, his legend lives on, nearly 34 years after his death in 1981, the reggae pioneer's songs of love, dissatisfaction, peace, and protest are still as powerful and timely as they were when they originally moved the people of Jamaica and beyond in his heyday.

With the countless uprisings, confrontations, and soul revolutions in the decades since his passing, it's incredible how many of the charged tracks could have been written only a few weeks ago. Some people see most of his songs as being prophetic as they see have much relevance in today;s world events.


Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. His music career took off in 1963 with the group the Wailing Wailers before they changed their name to Wailers, With his distinctive songwriting talent he forged his own vocal style that gained him worldwide audiences later in life.


The Wailers released some of their earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After they disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which led to the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.

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