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Bob Marley

Bob Marley

"Robert Nesta Marley", OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981), better known as "Bob Marley", was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is the most widely known performer of reggae music, and is famous for having popularized the genre outside Jamaica. A faithful Rastafari, Marley is regarded by many as a prophet of the religion, as well as one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

His best known songs are a mixture of reggae, rock, and rhythm and blues, and include "I Shot the Sheriff",< made famous in 1974 by Eric Clapton , which raised Marley's international profile --> "No Woman No Cry", "Exodus", "Could You Be Loved", "Jamming","Redemption Song" and one of his most famous song, "One Love". His posthumous album ''Legend'' (1984) became the best-selling reggae album ever, with sales of more than 12 million copies.

Bob Marley was born on Tuesday, February 6, 1945 in the small village of Nine Miles in Saint Ann, Jamaica. His father, Norval Sinclair Marley, was a white Jamaican born in 1895 to British parents from Sussex. Norval was a Marine officer and captain, as well as a plantation overseer, when he married Cedella Booker, an eightee...

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Alias Tuff Gong
Born February 6, 1945
Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica
Died May 11, 1981
Miami, Florida
Instrument Guitar
Genre Reggae
Occupation Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Years active 1962 in music
Associated acts The Wailers (reggae)
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