Bob Marley

  • Singer
  • Songwriter


    Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica


    54 Years Old



    Other Information

    Death of Date May 11, 1981
    Occupation Singer, songwriter
    Other Name Robert Nesta Marley
    Years Active 1962–1981
    Nationality Jamaican
    Height 1.7 m
    Children 11
    Religion Rastafari


    Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. He was one of the pioneers of reggae music. Marley’s contributions to music reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley became known as a Rastafari icon for his sense of spirituality.

    Before Fame

    Bob Marley’s music journey started with a group along with his childhood friend Bunny Wailer in 1963. Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston were also a member of the group. Marley and the others group did not play any instruments at this time. They promote being a vocal harmony group.


    Marley and his band released its debut studio album “The Wailing Wailers” in 1965. The lead single of the album “One Love/People Get Ready” earn popularity all over the world. It also helped to establish the group as a rising figure in reggae. The group got international success after releasing their albums Catch a Fire and Burnin’ in 1973. Marley’s debut studio album “Natty Dread” in 1974. By the album, he got huge positive reviews. Marley’s greatest hits album “Legend” was released after his death in 1984. The album ranks as one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

    Family Life

    Bob Marley was born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, to Norval Sinclair Marley and Cedella Malcolm. Bob Marley married Rita Anderson in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 February 1966. The famous singer died of acral lentiginous melanoma in 1981.

    Associated with

    He was voted the third greatest lyricist of all time by BBC News, following Bob Dylan and John Lennon in May 2001.


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