My tribute to …

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 band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981). 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.[1]

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.[2] 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, “Three Little Birds“,[3] 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 one Diamond in the U.S.,[4] and selling 25 million copies worldwide.[5][6]

He was born as Nesta Robert now known as Bob Marley

Bob Marley began growing his hair into dreadlocks after converting to the Rastafarian religion in the late 1960s

Bob Marley moved to England after he is shot in an assassination attempt at his home in Jamaica on December 3rd, 1976.

We call ourselves de Wailers… because we started out cryin’, Bob Marley explained, referring to the hardships band members experienced growing up in poverty in Jamaica.

Bob Marley and The Wailers were presented with a gold record for the successful sales of the 1980 album ‘Uprising’.

Bob Marley died on May 11th in 1981 and received a Rastafarian funeral service at the Ethiopian Orthodox church in Jamaica on May 21st. He was laid to rest in a mausoleum in his birthplace of Nine Miles.

A bronze statue of the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley stands in the Celebrity Park outside the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

THANKS BOB MARLEY FOR THE WONDERFUL SONGS… lyrics… and more………..  OnE Love… PeAce

Thanks Marley…

7 thoughts on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY Robert Nesta “BOB MARLEY”..

  1. Awesome tribute and thanks for sharing here. I didn’t even know his real name until now. I always loved his music and my heart still resides in his homeland. Uhhh, how I want to go back there… 😦

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