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Bob Marley - Reggae Music's Legend

Bob Marley - Reggae Music LegendBob Marley

Reggae Music's legend Bob Marley birth name Robert Nesta Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles St. Anns Jamaica, to Norval Sinclair Marley and Cedella Booker.

Bob was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly Reggae Music, Ska, and Rocksteady in his compositions.

Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide.

Also known as Tuff Gong, Bob got the earned the name after moving to Trench Town where he quickly learned to defend himself against the local 'Rude Boys' and 'Bad Men' with impressive street-fighting skills.

Marley attended Stepney Primary and Junior High School which serves the catchment area of Saint Ann.

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 called Bob Marley and the Wailers.

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's music has made a huge impact on the Rastafarian/Natty Dread movement worldwide.

He released albums such as "Exodus 1977, Kaya 1978, Survival 1979" but his best selling album is the legend which was released 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 was also associated with groups such as "The Wailers, Wailers Band, The Upsetters which was owned by Lee Scratch Perry and I Threes".

In these groups he was the lead singer, his singing career took him through three genres of music namely Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae.

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".

He didn't do dancehall but he is the King of Reggae music. As a matter of fact he created the first international reggae album & put reggae on the world scene. Most people don't know this.

Bob converted to Christianity, got baptized before one year before he died. So he's singing reggae in heaven.

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, "Jamaica's Order of Merit".

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

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Bob Marley Clothing, T-shirts and more.. Although there are numbers of online stores selling Bob's clothing, the official Marley Line was launched in February 2009.

Lively up yourself was released in 1974 on Marley and the Wailers album titled "Natty Dread". This album was originally released with 9 tracks, but on the new CD there is a bonus track. It also include one of his most popular hit "No Woman, No Cry".

The Marley Movements Festival is unlike any other. It is not only for entertaining the patrons, but a humanitarian effort to feed the hungry.

The Bob Marley Museum History and Tours - The museum is situated on the site of the legendary musician’s home, which he purchased in 1975, this is on Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica.

1. His father was a white 60-year-old plantation overseer.

2. His Mother was a black 19-year-old village girl.

3. He was bullied by his schoolmates and neighbors because of his mixed race.

4. On June 15 1978, after helping to unite the warring political factions of his home country Jamaica at the One Love Peace Concert, Bob Marley is awarded the United Nations Peace Medal at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel ballroom in New York City, presented to him by Senegalese director Momadou Johnny Sekka.

Bob Marley Reggae On Broadway was released by Reggae music's legend Bob Marley in 1972 on the "Columbia" record label. Reggae On Broadway was released as a Vinyl 7" 45RPM single. The song is classified as a Reggae, Roots Reggae and Reggae Gospel song.

3rd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute & Aquarius’ Birthday Celebration set for February 12th in Atlanta -   Highlanda Sound, a purpose-driven organization that is on a mission to entertain and promote high quality reggae music worldwide,

Best Bob Marley Playlist - Thinking of putting together a list of Bob Marley's tracks?  Let us help you with that.

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Famous Bob Marley Quote from December 4, 1976 - "The people who are trying to make this world worse aren't taking a day off. How can I?" #bobmarleyquotes

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Heartland Reggae DVD -  You might have heard the word "Heartland Reggae" and was wondering what does it mean, right?  Well, you are in the right place.

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