- 464 ratings
- September 1st 1995
by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
(first published May 1st 1995)
- Date of birth: February 06, 1945
- Died: May 11, 1981
- Born: in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica.
- Description: Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley OM was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist. He was the frontman, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands: The Wailers (1964 – 1974) and Bob Marley & the Wailers (1974 - 1981). He is the most widely known performer of ska/reggae music, and is often credited for helping spread Jamaican music to the worldwide audience.
Marley's best known hits includes "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Exodus", "Could You Be Loved", "Stir It Up", "Jamming", "Redemption Song", and "One Love", as well as the posthumous releases "Buffalo Soldier" och "Iron Lion Zion". The compilation album, Legend, released in 1984, three years after Marley's death, is the best-selling reggae album ever (10 times platinum), with sales of more than 12 million copies.