Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician most famous for fronting Bob Marley & The Wailers.
Born: February 6, 1945 Nine Miles, Jamaica.
Died: May 11, 1981 of cancer in Miami, Florida, USA
Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1963-1974) 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", "Get Up Stand Up", "Jamming", "Redemption Song", "One Love" and, "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 which is also known as one Diamond in the U.S., and selling 25 million copies worldwide.
Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (Performer)
Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.
High Tide Or Low Tide
No More Trouble
Get Up Stand Up
Burnin' And Lootin'
Iron Lion Zion
Lively Up Yourself
I Shot The Sheriff (Live)
No Woman No Cry (Live At The Roxy)
Who The Cap Fit
Jammin' (12" Mix)
Waiting In Vain (Advert Mix)
Exodus (12" Mix)
Three Little Birds (Alternate Mix)
Keep On Moving (London Version)
Is This Love (Horns Mix)
Time Will Tell
So Much Trouble In The World
Ride Natty Ride (12" Mix)
Coming In From The Cold (12" Mix)
Could You Be Loved (12" Mix)
Forever Loving Jah
Rastaman Live Up
Give Thanks And Praises
One Love / People Get Ready (12" Mix)
Why Should I
Redemption Song (Live In Pittsburgh)
CD, Cassette, Vinyl, Box Set
Island Records, Tuff Gong
Jamaica, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Europe
1992, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2021