Jamaican singer and songwriter Bob Marley was born in February 1945 and did more in his 36 years of life than many have done in their lifetime. Born in Nine Mile, British Jamaica, Bob Marley began his professional musical career after forming Bob Marley and the Wailers. In 1973 following an assassination attempt in Jamaica, Bob Marley moved to London and attained true, worldwide fame releasing Catch a Fire, Burnin’, and establishing himself as a strong touring artist.
Of course, one cannot speak of Bob Marley and forget what a powerful figure he was for the Rastafarian religious movement. Marley sought to infuse his music with a sense of spirituality and is considered a global symbol of Jamaican culture and identity. Bob Marley's music and message have lasted far beyond his death in 1981.“My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool to say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.”
Green Aztec portrait of Bob Marley. Bob Marley in the foreground in sepia tones.
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