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Robert Nesta Marley Booker, better known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican musician, guitarist and composer. During his career he was the leader, songwriter and guitarist for the ska , rocksteady and reggae band The Wailers (1964-1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers ( 1974-1981 ) . Marley remains the most known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement (which was a committed member) to a worldwide audience.

Bob Marley’s music was never recognized with a Grammy nomination, but in 2001 he was bestowed The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor given by the Recording Academy to “performers who during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.” That same year, a feature length documentary about Bob Marley’s life, Rebel Music, directed by Jeremy Marre, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video documentary. In 2001 Bob Marley was accorded the 2171st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the Hollywood Historic Trust and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, in Hollywood, California. As a recipient of this distinction, Bob Marley joined musical legends.

These triumphs are all the more remarkable considering Bob Marley’s humble beginnings and numerous challenges he overcame attempting to gain a foothold in Jamaica’s chaotic music industry while skillfully navigating the politically partisan violence that abounded in Kingston throughout the 1970s.

Information from:

Lauryn Hill – Turn your lights down low

 Bob marley “no woman no cry” 1979- 

Bob Marley – redemption song acustic in studio and the wailers-

Eric Clapton – I Shot The Sheriff (Live from Crossroads 2010)-  

Ziggy Marley- Africa Unite –

Julian Marley -Positive Vibration- Summerjam 2010 – 

Bruno Mars ft Rihanna, Sting & Ziggy Marley- Could you be loved (Bob Marley Tribute Grammy Awards 2013)- 

Lauryn Hill feat. Ziggy Marley – Redemption Song-  


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