The birth name of “Bob Marley” is Robert Nesta Marley.
Born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica.
He died on May 11, 1981 in Miami, Florida in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital.
He was a guitarist, Jamaican singer, songwriter and activist.
Years active: 1962-1981, 19 years.
His first single was “One Cup Of Cofee” but it wasn’t successful.
Robert Nesta Marley is best know for his reggae songs, which include hits “I Shot the Sheriff”, “No Woman No Cry”, “Three Litle Birds”, “One Love”, “Exodus”, ” Could You Be Loved”, ” Jamming” and ” Redemption Song”.
His posthumous compilation in album “LEGEND” (12 Million copies), and the song for “The BEATLES”, “Love Her”.
Robert Nesta Marley played his final concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 23, 1980.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1976: Band of the year(Rolling Stone Magazine)
June 1978:Awarded the Peace Medal of the Third World from the United States.
February 1981:awarded Jamaica’s third highest honor, The Jamaican Order Of Merit.
March 1994: Inducted into the Rock and Roll HALL OF FAME.
1999:Album of the Century for Exodus.
February 2001:A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and awarded Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
2004: Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #11 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artist of All Time.
“One Love” named song of the millennium of BBC.