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February 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Bob Marley

Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican musician, singer-songwriter and Rastafarian. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands: The Wailers (1964 – 1974) and Bob Marley & the Wailers (1974 – 1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread Jamaican music to the worldwide audience.


Fly Girl said...

Bob Marley was more than just a musician, he was an activist and revolutionary. The message of his socio-political music created an awareness of oppression and injustice for poor people around the world. People striving for equality still identify with him and his music as the ultimate protest.

Claire said...

Very true, fly girl.

jenn said...

He's amazing. Years later he is STILL an ICON!


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