- Also Known As:
- Bob, Tuff Gong
- Date of Birth:
- February 6, 1945
- 5' 8"
- Nine Mile
Bob Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981), born Nesta Robert Marley in Nine Mile, St Ann, Jamaica, was a singer-songwriter and musician. He first found fame with his band, The Wailers, in 1936, which then became Bob Marley & The Wailers. Bob is the most famous performer of reggae music, and he is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to the world.
Bob’s most famous songs include “I Shot the Sheriff”, “No Woman, No Cry”, “Could You Be Loved”, “Stir It Up”, “Get Up Stand Up”, “Jamming”, “Redemption Song”, “One Love” and, “Three Little Birds”, as well as the posthumous releases “Buffalo Soldier” and “Iron Lion Zion”. His album Legend went platinum when it was released after his death, and it has sold 25 million copies.
Bob is as famous for his music as he is for his love of the Rastafarian culture.
Best Known For:
Bob Marley is best known for singing, developing genre of Reggae music, and being the Third World’s first superstar.
Bob was born to a Jamaican mother and an English father, and he referred to himself as “half-caste.” Bob had many, many children, some with his wife, and some out of wedlock. He married Rita Anderson in 1968, and they had 4 children, but he is believed to have had 11 children overall. He died in 1981 at 36-years-old from cancer.