Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Born: February 6, 1945

Died: May 11, 1981

Nationality: Jamaican

Occupation: Musician

Biography: Robert Nesta Bob Marley 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. 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.

Source/Notes: Song Lyrics - Get Up, Stand Up (cowritten with Peter Tosh), from the album Burnin' (1973)

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Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Bob Marley" (Virgin, 1997). And also in: The African Guardian, 1986