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Bob Marley

Biography

Jamaican Performing & Recording Artists

Date of Birth (DOB): 2/6/45
Died: 5/11/81
From: Jamaica
Best Known for: Reggae Music Legend

Bio: Robert Nesta Marley Jamaican singer-songwriter whose thoughtful, ongoing distillation of early ska, rock steady, and reggae forms blossomed in the 1970s into an electrifying rock-influenced hybrid that made him an international superstar.

Marley was a devout Rastafarian who saw the music as a vehicle to spread his message, for this reason he is regarded by many as a musical prophet. Several years after his death Marley continues to be one of the most recognizable faces on the planet, his appeal is universal and he is loved by people of diverse backgrounds. At the turn of the Millenium, almost 20 years after his death Marley was given a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a star on Hollywood Boulevard's walk of fame and a lifetime achievment Grammy award. His album Exedous, was named by Time Magazine as the Album of the 20th Century, and the BBC called one of his most popular tracks One Love the song of the Century.

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