Bob Marley, singer
Singer ~ Songwriter
Bob Marley & the Wailers
birth name: Robert Nesta Marley

Bob Marley

February 6, 1945, St. Ann, Jamaica ~ May 11, 1981, Miami, FL

If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already. ~ Bob Marley

Outrageous though it may seem, Marley was once sacked for being too talented and charismatic a musician. In 1973, Sly Stone invited Marley and the Wailers on a 17 date tour around the Us. But Sly decided to dismiss his opening act only after four shows, since they were drawing in all the attention from crowds, leaving the headliners out in the cold. They played five shows together - two in Florida, as well as Kentucky, Colorado, and Las Vegas - where Sly left them and their luggage on the side of the road. ~ The Telegraph: 10 Revelations About The Reggae Legend ~ February 6, 2015 © The Telegraph

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February 6, 1999 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (2) Brandy, Have You Ever? ~ #2 (6) Monica, Angel Of Mine ~ #1 (1) Britney Spears, Baby One More Time

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The first major rock artist to come out of a Third World country, Bob Marley did more than anyone else to popularize reggae around the globe. He was a gifted songwriter who could mix protest music and pop as skillfully as Bob Dylan, and his songs of determination, rebellion, and faith became important parts of the rock and pop canon. Thirty years after Marley's death, hits like ‘No Woman No Cry’ and ‘Is This Love’ sound as vibrant as ever. ~ Rolling Stone: Bob Marley ~ retrieved February 5, 2014 © Rolling Stone

Bob Marley ~ Inducted in the 2010 Songwriters Hall Of Fame ~ The most famous and influential Jamaican songwriter and performer of reggae music. ~ 2010 © Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Bob Marley & the Wailers ~ Natty Dread (1975) ~ #2 NME Best Albums Of 1975



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