Bob Marley

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Bob Marley Biography

Bob Marley, born as Robert Nesta Marley on 6th February 1945 in St. Ann, Jamaica, died May 11 1981 in Miami, Florida by Berhane Selassie, was and is still the greatest reggae profile of all time, one of the third world’s top music artists and also with the millions of fans in the richer countries worldwide. Robert was the son of a British officer Norval Sinclair Marley (who never was part of his life) and Cedella Malcolm. Robert married in 1966 with Rita Anderson.

In the 1960s, when the music type is , it was in force in the home country Jamaica, Bob Marley was the first singer in one of Jamaica is very popular and talented vocal group called The Wailing Wailers (originally called The Teenagers). The three men Marley, Neville Livingston (Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh would later all three focus on solo careers and become superstars. A fourth member was singer Beverly Kelso, and the Three accompaniment by Jamaica’s best musicians, The Skatalites. In 1963 played a team through with Marley song “Simmer Down.” Between December 1963 and August 1966 sang Wailers collected more than 100 songs for record producer Coxsone Dodd, who owned Studio One with a recording studio and record label. But to-the music was too strange to foreign ears, and it was only a few young people, as Millie Small (“My Boy Lollipop”), who managed to get one or another hit abroad. Wailers members received a small weekly salary of Dodd and balanced all the time on the brink of starvation.

Over time,  the three to learned play instruments in addition to composing songs. They left Dodds stall and tried to cope on their own. After several difficult years, and a short time together with the producer and reggae genius Lee “Scratch” Perry, developed the three in the early 1970s to the international stars in the then-new musical style reggae, which they largely co-developed. A contributing factor to Marley’s international breakthrough was the already famous artists interpreted his songs, such as John Nash in “Stir It Up”in 1972, and Eric Clapton with “I Shot The Sheriff”in 1974, both of which became hits.
Around 1974-75 became the dominant Marley reggae star who attracted a whole world, although his group Bob Marley & The Wailers were not always popular in their home country Jamaica. Despite his premature death from cancer in 1981 was Marley always new fans. He pioneered the new reggae band – both Jamaican and others – and is recognized as one of the most famous popular musicians from the post-war worldwide. He is the father of such reggae artists David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley, Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley and Damian Marley.

Some of the most classic Bob Marley songs include :

  • “No Woman No Cry, “
  • “Three Little Birds, “
  • “Buffalo Soldier”
  • “One Love”
  • “I Shot the Sheriff”
  • “Exodus”
  • “Jamming,”
  • “Get Up Stand Up”
  • “Stir It Up”
  • “Trenchtown Rock”.

Through his music Bob Marley  has also influenced other styles of music. Marley has recorded a lot more money after his death than while he was in life. Bob Marley was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame years in 1994.

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