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Bob Marley and Wailers

"The Pioneers of Reggae Music"

The Legend "Bob Marley and Wailers" birth name Robert Nesta Marley born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Miles St. Anns Jamaica.

He started recording in the 1960's, his first two recording was done solo. Robert Marley career spans over twenty years, after his solo recordings he then in 1974 joins the Wailers and the group was then call Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Bob Marley & The Wailers consisted of Bob Marley himself as guitarist, songwriter and lead singer, Bunny and Peter Tosh. The Wailers Band as the backing band, and the I Threes as backup vocalists.

The Wailers Band included the brothers Carlton and Aston "Family Man" Barrett on drums and bass respectively, Junior Marvin and Al Anderson on lead guitar, Tyrone Downie and Earl "Wya" Lindo on keyboards, and Alvin "Seeco" Patterson on percussion.

The I Threes, consisted of Bob Marley's wife Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths.

Marley was a master of playing the Vocals, Guitar and Percussion, during his recording career he recorded music for labels such as "Studio One, Beverley's Upsetters, Trojan and Tuff Gong".

Bob Marley was also associated with groups such as "The Wailers, Wailers Band, The Upsetters which was owned by Lee Scratch Perry and I Threes".

Bob Marley and Wailers band was created in 1974, after Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left the precursor band.

In these groups he was the lead singer, his singing career took him through three genre of music namely Ska, Rock steady and Reggae. Marley and wailers is loved all over the world. One of his biggest hit was "Simmer Down".

Because of his monster hits like "I shot the sheriff, No woman no cry,One love, Jamming, Three little Birds and Redemption song" he was loved worldwide.

Bob marley music has made a huge impact on the Rastafarian/Natty Dread movement world wide.

He released albums such as "Exodus 1977, Kaya 1978, Survival 1979" but his best selling album is the legend which was release in 1984 after his death.

This album sold platinum Gold in the USA and over 20 million worldwide. But during all this in 1976 Bob went and live with his mother in the USA after a shooting which almost cost us to lose the legend early in his recording career but returned in 1978 to Jamaica.

Marley and Wailers first tour came in 1978 when he visited Kenya, Africa and the said home or origin of Rastafarian-ism, Ethiopia. He also visited the Madison Square Gardens in the USA that same year, he then became ill and was diagnosed with cancer.

He fought the disease for almost eight month but lost the battle with the killer, he died on May 11, 1981 in a Miami Hospital at the age of 36 years.

He was given an official funeral but before his passing he was also given the highest award in Jamaica,The Jamaica's Order of Merit.

Robert Nesta Marley was buried at his birth-place Nine Miles St. Anns.

Today this legend lives on, carrying the reggae music banner high worldwide.

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