Wednesday, May 4


In the wake of the 30th Anniversary of his death - I wanted to spotlight some of Bob Marley's music and give a little info on him you may or may not know.

Bob was a  Jamaican born (in the village of Nine Mile in Saint Ann Parish) singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981)
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.
Marley's music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of Jamaica.
The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae's best-selling album, going ten times Platinum (Diamond) in the U.S. and selling 25 million copies worldwide. (Source)

He once reflected:
"I don't have prejudice against meself. My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don't dip on nobody's side. Me don't dip on the black man's side nor the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white"

This is his last recorded live performance
R.I.P Bob Marley - Another Legend Gone Too Soon


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