Bob Marley

Musical Artist

1945 – 1981

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Who was Bob Marley?

Nesta Robert Marley OM was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who achieved international fame through a series of crossover reggae albums. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation. He was a committed Rastafarian who infused his music with a profound sense of spirituality.

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Born
Feb 6, 1945
Nine Mile, Jamaica
Also known as
  • BobMarley
  • Marley Bob
  • Nesta Robert Marley
  • Robert Nesta Marley
  • Tuff Gong
  • Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley
  • Bob
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Rastafari movement
Ethnicity
  • Multiracial
Nationality
  • Jamaica
Profession
Employment
  • Assembly line, Newark Assembly
  • Laboratory Assistant, DuPont
    (1966 - 1966)
Lived in
  • Wilmington
Died
May 11, 1981
Miami
Resting place
Bob Marley Mausoleum

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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