Bob Marley profile

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM (born 6 February 1945 – died 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist. He achieved worldwide fame and recognition for his work. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he developed a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would have a worldwide impact. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with record producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and cemented his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. A committed Rastafarian, Marley infused his material with spiritual themes.

Bob Marley died on 11 May 1981 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University of Miami Hospital) at the tender age of 36. The spread of malignant melanoma (which developed from underneath a nail on his toe) to his lungs and brain caused his death.


Gender: Male
Born: 1945-02-06
Country: Jamaica
Is Active: No