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Bob Marley

Personal information
Birth nameNesta Robert Marley
Born6 February 1945
Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica
Died11 May 1981(age 36)
Miami, Florida, United States
GenresReggae, ska, rocksteady
OccupationSinger-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, percussion
Years active1962 � 81
LabelsStudio One, Upsetter, Tuff Gong
Associated actsThe Wailers, Wailers Band, The Upsetters, I Threes, Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM (6 February 1945 � 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1964 � 1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974 � 1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.

Marley's music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of Jamaica. His best-known hits include "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Stir It Up", "Jamming", "Redemption Song", "One Love" and, together with The Wailers, "Three Little Birds", as well as the posthumous releases "Buffalo Soldier" and "Iron Lion Zion". The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae's best-selling album, going ten times Platinum (Diamond) in the U.S., and selling 20 million copies worldwide.

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Local author Heather Augustyn writes the oral history of ska - Chesterton Tribune Tweet this news
Chesterton Tribune--No less a luminary than Cedella Marley, daughter of the legendary -Bob Marley-, penned a foreword for Augustyn's book, while ska-man Roddy Byers of The ... - Date : Tue, 30 Nov 2010 21:14:39 GMT+00:00
Why Nigerians should fight for - Nigeria Daily Independent Tweet this news
Nigeria Daily Independent--•Did the iconic reggae exponent and social observer, Robert Nesta Marley, better known as -Bob Marley-, have Nigeria in mind when he wrote the smash hit, ... - Date : Sun, 28 Nov 2010 20:09:37 GMT+00:00
TurningArt lets you decorate without committing - Tweet this news that giant -Bob Marley- mural you bought in college? Sick of staring at the same framed photos of trees you've had since you moved in? ... - Date : Tue, 30 Nov 2010 20:34:16 GMT+00:00
YouTube sensation: Bob Marley's Buffalo Soldier stops baby crying video - Daily Mail Tweet this news
Daily Mail--By Daily Mail Reporter This family have discovered a novel way to stop their baby crying - play him a -Bob Marley- song. When their son turns on the ... - Date : Sun, 21 Nov 2010 17:29:08 GMT+00:00
30th anniversary release of Live Final Marley Performance - Jamaica Observer Tweet this news
Jamaica Observer---Bob Marley- stood tall and proud on stage and beckoned them to Get Up, Stand Up, and they responded loudly with "wo yo yo yo". Later they discovered the ... - Date : Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:44:56 GMT+00:00
Michael Jackson: Your number one music icon - CNN Tweet this news
CNN--British pop group The Beatles, late Canto pop sensation Leslie Cheung, rock 'n' roller Elvis Presley and Reggae godfather -Bob Marley- also made the top five. ... - Date : Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:06:08 GMT+00:00
Myrtle Beach Area Weekend Guide - Myrtle Beach Sun News Tweet this news
Myrtle Beach Sun News--Hip-hop royalty - platinum-selling New York rapper Nas - teamed up with reggae royalty - Damian "Junior Gong" Marley (the late -Bob Marley's- youngest son) ... - Date : Thu, 26 Aug 2010 17:21:36 GMT+00:00
'Rock Band 3': complete song list unveiled - USA Today Tweet this news
USA Today---...- Nice Shot) as well as -Bob Marley's- Get Up, Stand Up and the Beach Boys' Good Vibrations (sure to enliven some vocal harmony sessions. ... - Date : Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:52:50 GMT+00:00
10 Hot Reggae Songs For Summer - OPB News Tweet this news
OPB News--Roots, or conscious, reggae is more perceptibly in line with the -Bob Marley- school of sound: it typically features a slower beat, live instrumentation and ... - Date : Thu, 22 Jul 2010 18:42:29 GMT+00:00
Family charged with trafficking marijuana worth $30K - Atlanta Journal Constitution Tweet this news
Atlanta Journal Constitution--Other drug paraphernalia, such as -Bob Marley- posters, pictures of marijuana plants and items used to smoke marijuana were also found, he said. ... - Date : Thu, 22 Jul 2010 19:50:00 GMT+00:00

Main doctrines
Jah * Afrocentrism * Ital * Zion * Cannabis use
Central figures
Key scriptures
Bible * Kebra Nagast * The Promise Key * Holy Piby * My Life and Ethiopia's Progress * Royal Parchment Scroll of Black Supremacy
Branches and festivals
Mansions * United States * Shashamane * Grounation Day
Notable individuals
Bob Marley * Peter Tosh * Walter Rodney * Mutabaruka * Benjamin Zephaniah
See also:
Vocabulary * Persecution * Dreadlocks * Reggae * Ethiopian Christianity * Index of Rastafari articles


Proponents Politicians: Nnamdi Azikiwe * Amílcar Cabral * Muammar al-Gaddafi * Marcus Garvey * David Comissiong * Kenneth Kaunda * Jomo Kenyatta * Patrice Lumumba * Thabo Mbeki * Abdias do Nascimento * Kwame Nkrumah * Julius Nyerere * John Nyathi Pokela * Haile Selassie * Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe * Ahmed Sékou Touré * I.T.A. Wallace-Johnson
Others: Molefi Kete Asante * Steve Biko * Edward Wilmot Blyden * John Henrik Clarke * Cheikh Anta Diop * W. E. B. Du Bois * Frantz Fanon * John G. Jackson * Yosef Ben-Jochannan * Maulana Karenga * Fela Kuti * Bob Marley * Malcolm X * Zephania Mothopeng * George Padmore * Motsoko Pheko * Runoko Rashidi * Walter Rodney * Burning Spear * Henry Sylvester-Williams * Stokely Carmichael * Omali Yeshitela
ConceptsUnited States of Africa * Afrocentrism * Kwanzaa * Pan-African colours * Pan-African flag * Négritude * African nationalism * African socialism * African Century * Africanization * Kawaida * Ujamaa * Harambee * Ubuntu * Zikism * Black nationalism
OrganizationsAfrican Union * Organization of African Unity * Uhuru Movement * UNIA-ACL * African Unification Front * International African Service Bureau

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