Robert Nesta Marley, was a Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade. Over the course of his career Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican music and culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for the legalization of marijuana, while he also advocated for Pan-Africanism. Born in Nine Mile, British Jamaica, Marley began his professional musical career in 1963, after forming Bob Marley and the Wailers.
|Born:||Robert Nesta Marley, February 6, 1945, Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, British Jamaica|
|Died:||May 11, 1981, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Melanoma (skin cancer)|
|Other names:||Donald Marley, Tuff Gong|
|Home town:||Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica|
|Parent(s):||Norval Sinclair Marley, Cedella Booker|
|Relatives:||Skip Marley (grandson), Nico Marley (grandson)|
|Twitter:||Bob Marley's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Bob Marley's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Bob Marley's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Bob Marley's IMDb|
About Bob Marley
Born Nesta Robert Marley, he became known as the Ambassador of Third World for his music and sold over 75 million reggae albums worldwide. He died of cancer at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, Florida.
Although of mixed race, he identified as black and was a big supporter of the Back to Africa movement and the Rastafari movement. He put up posters of the Black Panthers and Che Guevara in the Wailers Soul Shack record store.
His hits "No Woman, No Cry," "Could You Be Loved," "Get Up, Stand Up," and "Redemption Song" preceded his tragic death. He was buried with a soccer ball, a Gibson guitar, a Bible, and a bud of marijuana. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
He got married to Rita Marley on February 10, 1966 and they had five children together. He had a total of eleven children across all of his relationships.
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