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Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon,[1][2][3][4][5] blending mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry.[6] After the Wailers disbanded in 1974,[7] Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and elevated his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.[8][9] Exodus stayed on the British album charts for 56 consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit singles: "Exodus", "Waiting in Vain", "Jamming", and "One Love". In 1978, he released the album Kaya, which included the hit singles "Is This Love" and "Satisfy My Soul". The greatest hits album, Legend, was released in 1984, three years after Marley died. It subsequently became the best-selling reggae album of all time. Diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma in 1977, Marley died on 11 May 1981 in Miami
Miami
at age 36. He was a committed Rastafari
Rastafari
who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.[10]:242[11] He is credited with popularising reggae music around the world and served as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity. Marley has also evolved into a global symbol and inspired numerous items of merchandise.

Contents

1 Early life and career 2 Musical career

2.1 1962–72: Early years 2.2 1972–74: Move to Island Records 2.3 1974–76: Line-up changes and shooting 2.4 1976–79: Relocation to England 2.5 1979–81: Later years

3 Illness and death 4 Personal life

4.1 Religion 4.2 Family 4.3 Association football 4.4 Personal views

4.4.1 Pan-Africanism 4.4.2 Cannabis

5 Legacy

5.1 Awards and honours 5.2 Other tributes

6 Discography

6.1 Studio albums 6.2 Live albums

7 See also 8 References

8.1 Citations 8.2 Sources

9 Further reading 10 External links

Early life and career Bob Marley
Bob Marley
was born 6 February 1945 on the farm of his maternal grandfather in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, to Norval Sinclair Marley (1885–1955) and Cedella Booker (1926–2008).[12] Norval Marley
Norval Marley
was a white Jamaican originally from Sussex, England, whose family claimed Syrian Jewish origins.[13][14][15] Norval claimed to have been a captain in the Royal Marines;[16] at the time of his marriage to Cedella Booker, an Afro-Jamaican then 18 years old, he was employed as a plantation overseer.[16][17] Bob Marley's full name is Robert Nesta Marley, though some sources give his birth name as Nesta Robert Marley, with a story that when Marley was still a boy a Jamaican passport official reversed his first and middle names because Nesta sounded like a girl's name.[18][19] Norval provided financial support for his wife and child but seldom saw them as he was often away. Bob Marley
Bob Marley
attended Stepney Primary and Junior High School which serves the catchment area of Saint Ann.[20][21] In 1955, when Bob Marley was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack at the age of 70.[22] Marley's mother went on to marry Edward Booker, an American civil servant. The relationship brought Marley two American brothers: Richard and Anthony.[23][24] Marley and Neville Livingston (later known as Bunny Wailer) had been childhood friends in Nine Mile. They had started to play music together while at Stepney Primary and Junior High School.[25] Marley left Nine Mile with his mother when he was 12 and moved to Trenchtown, Kingston. Cedella Booker and Thadeus Livingston (Bunny Wailer's father) had a daughter together whom they named Claudette Pearl,[26] who was a younger sister to both Bob and Bunny. Now that Marley and Livingston were living together in the same house in Trenchtown, their musical explorations deepened to include the latest R&B from American radio stations whose broadcasts reached Jamaica, and the new Ska
Ska
music.[27] The move to Trenchtown
Trenchtown
was proving to be fortuitous, and Marley soon found himself in a vocal group with Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Beverley Kelso and Junior Braithwaite. Joe Higgs, who was part of the successful vocal act Higgs and Wilson, resided on 3rd St., and his singing partner Roy Wilson had been raised by the grandmother of Junior Braithwaite. Higgs and Wilson would rehearse at the back of the houses between 2nd and 3rd Streets, and it wasn't long before Marley (now residing on 2nd St), Junior Braithwaite and the others were congregating around this successful duo.[28] Marley and the others didn't play any instruments at this time, and were more interested in being a vocal harmony group. Higgs was glad to help them develop their vocal harmonies, although more importantly, he had started to teach Marley how to play guitar—thereby creating the bedrock that would later allow Marley to construct some of the biggest-selling reggae songs in the history of the genre.[29][30] Musical career Main article: Bob Marley
Bob Marley
and the Wailers 1962–72: Early years In February 1962, Marley recorded four songs, "Judge Not", "One Cup of Coffee", "Do You Still Love Me?" and "Terror", at Federal Studios for local music producer Leslie Kong.[31] Three of the songs were released on Beverley's with "One Cup of Coffee" being released under the pseudonym Bobby Martell.[32] In 1963, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith were called the Teenagers. They later changed the name to the Wailing Rudeboys, then to the Wailing Wailers, at which point they were discovered by record producer Coxsone Dodd, and finally to the Wailers. Their single "Simmer Down" for the Coxsone label became a Jamaican #1 in February 1964 selling an estimated 70,000 copies.[33] The Wailers, now regularly recording for Studio One, found themselves working with established Jamaican musicians such as Ernest Ranglin
Ernest Ranglin
(arranger "It Hurts To Be Alone"),[34] the keyboardist Jackie Mittoo and saxophonist Roland Alphonso. By 1966, Braithwaite, Kelso, and Smith had left the Wailers, leaving the core trio of Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh.[35] In 1966, Marley married Rita Anderson, and moved near his mother's residence in Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware
in the United States for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont
DuPont
lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler
Chrysler
plant, under the alias Donald Marley.[36] Though raised as a Catholic, Marley became interested in Rastafari beliefs in the 1960s, when away from his mother's influence.[37] After returning to Jamaica, Marley formally converted to Rastafari
Rastafari
and began to grow dreadlocks. The Rastafari
Rastafari
proscription against cutting hair is based on the biblical Samson, who as a Nazirite, was expected to make certain religious vows, including the ritual treatment of his hair as described in Chapter Six of the Book
Book
of Numbers: "All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the Lord, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow."(Numbers 6: 5 KJV) After a financial disagreement with Dodd, Marley and his band teamed up with Lee "Scratch" Perry
Lee "Scratch" Perry
and his studio band, the Upsetters. Although the alliance lasted less than a year, they recorded what many consider the Wailers' finest work. Marley and Perry split after a dispute regarding the assignment of recording rights, but they would remain friends and work together again. 1969 brought another change to Jamaican popular music in which the beat slowed down even further. The new beat was a slow, steady, ticking rhythm that was first heard on the Maytals song "Do the Reggay." Marley approached producer Leslie Kong, who was regarded as one of the major developers of the reggae sound. For the recordings, Kong combined the Wailers with his studio musicians called Beverley's All-Stars, which consisted of the bassists Lloyd Parks and Jackie Jackson, the drummer Paul Douglas, the keyboard players Gladstone Anderson and Winston Wright, and the guitarists Rad Bryan, Lynn Taitt, and Hux Brown.[38] As David Moskowitz writes, "The tracks recorded in this session illustrated the Wailers’ earliest efforts in the new reggae style. Gone are the ska trumpets and saxophones of the earlier songs, with instrumental breaks now being played by the electric guitar." The songs recorded would be released as the album The Best of The Wailers, including tracks "Soul Shakedown Party," "Stop That Train," "Caution," "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "Soon Come," "Can’t You See," "Soul Captives," "Cheer Up," "Back Out," and "Do It Twice".[38]

Bob Marley's flat in 1972 at 34 Ridgmount Gardens, Bloomsbury, London

Between 1968 and 1972, Bob and Rita Marley, Peter Tosh
Peter Tosh
and Bunny Wailer re-cut some old tracks with JAD Records in Kingston and London in an attempt to commercialise the Wailers' sound. Bunny later asserted that these songs "should never be released on an album ... they were just demos for record companies to listen to". In 1968, Bob and Rita visited songwriter Jimmy Norman
Jimmy Norman
at his apartment in the Bronx. Norman had written the extended lyrics for Kai Winding's "Time Is on My Side" (covered by the Rolling Stones) and had also written for Johnny Nash
Johnny Nash
and Jimi Hendrix.[39] A three-day jam session with Norman and others, including Norman's co-writer Al Pyfrom, resulted in a 24-minute tape of Marley performing several of his own and Norman-Pyfrom's compositions. This tape is, according to Reggae archivist Roger Steffens, rare in that it was influenced by pop rather than reggae, as part of an effort to break Marley into the American charts.[39] According to an article in The New York Times, Marley experimented on the tape with different sounds, adopting a doo-wop style on "Stay With Me" and "the slow love song style of 1960's artists" on "Splish for My Splash".[39] An artist yet to establish himself outside his native Jamaica, Marley lived in Ridgmount Gardens, Bloomsbury, during 1972.[40] 1972–74: Move to Island Records In 1972, Bob Marley
Bob Marley
signed with CBS Records in London
London
and embarked on a UK tour with American soul singer Johnny Nash.[41] While in London the Wailers asked their road manager Brent Clarke to introduce them to Chris Blackwell, who had licensed some of their Coxsone releases for his Island Records. The Wailers intended to discuss the royalties associated with these releases; instead the meeting resulted in the offer of an advance of £4,000 to record an album.[42] Since Jimmy Cliff, Island's top reggae star, had recently left the label, Blackwell was primed for a replacement. In Marley, Blackwell recognised the elements needed to snare the rock audience: "I was dealing with rock music, which was really rebel music. I felt that would really be the way to break Jamaican music. But you needed someone who could be that image. When Bob walked in he really was that image."[43] The Wailers returned to Jamaica
Jamaica
to record at Harry J's in Kingston, which resulted in the album Catch a Fire. Primarily recorded on an eight-track, Catch a Fire
Catch a Fire
marked the first time a reggae band had access to a state-of-the-art studio and were accorded the same care as their rock 'n' roll peers.[43] Blackwell desired to create "more of a drifting, hypnotic-type feel than a reggae rhythm",[44] and restructured Marley's mixes and arrangements. Marley travelled to London
London
to supervise Blackwell's overdubbing of the album which included tempering the mix from the bass-heavy sound of Jamaican music and omitting two tracks.[43] The Wailers' first album for Island, Catch a Fire, was released worldwide in April 1973, packaged like a rock record with a unique Zippo lighter
Zippo lighter
lift-top. Initially selling 14,000 units, it didn't make Marley a star, but received a positive critical reception.[43] It was followed later that year by the album Burnin' which included the song "I Shot the Sheriff". Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
was given the album by his guitarist George Terry in the hope that he would enjoy it.[45] Clapton was suitably impressed and chose to record a cover version of "I Shot the Sheriff" which became his first US hit since "Layla" two years earlier and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 14 September 1974.[46] Many Jamaicans were not keen on the new reggae sound on Catch a Fire, but the Trenchtown
Trenchtown
style of Burnin found fans across both reggae and rock audiences.[43] During this period, Blackwell gifted his Kingston residence and company headquarters at 56 Hope Road (then known as Island House) to Marley. Housing Tuff Gong
Tuff Gong
Studios, the property became not only Marley's office, but also his home.[43] The Wailers were scheduled to open 17 shows in the US for Sly and the Family Stone. After four shows, the band was fired because they were more popular than the acts they were opening for.[47] The Wailers disbanded in 1974, with each of the three main members pursuing a solo career. The reason for the breakup is shrouded in conjecture; some[who?] believe that there were disagreements amongst Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Marley concerning performances, while others claim that Wailer and Tosh simply preferred solo work. 1974–76: Line-up changes and shooting

Bob Marley
Bob Marley
& the Wailers live at Crystal Palace Park
Crystal Palace Park
in south-east London, during the Uprising Tour

Despite the break-up, Marley continued recording as " Bob Marley
Bob Marley
& The Wailers". His new backing band included brothers Carlton and Aston "Family Man" Barrett on drums and bass respectively, Junior Marvin
Junior Marvin
and Al Anderson on lead guitar, Tyrone Downie
Tyrone Downie
and Earl "Wya" Lindo on keyboards, and Alvin "Seeco" Patterson
Alvin "Seeco" Patterson
on percussion. The "I Threes", consisting of Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, and Marley's wife, Rita, provided backing vocals. In 1975, Marley had his international breakthrough with his first hit outside Jamaica, "No Woman, No Cry", from the Natty Dread
Natty Dread
album.[48] This was followed by his breakthrough album in the United States, Rastaman Vibration
Rastaman Vibration
(1976), which reached the Top 50 of the Billboard Soul Charts.[49] On 3 December 1976, two days before "Smile Jamaica", a free concert organised by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley
Michael Manley
in an attempt to ease tension between two warring political groups, Marley, his wife, and manager Don Taylor were wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen inside Marley's home. Taylor and Marley's wife sustained serious injuries, but later made full recoveries. Bob Marley
Bob Marley
received minor wounds in the chest and arm.[50] The attempt on his life was thought to have been politically motivated, as many felt the concert was really a support rally for Manley. Nonetheless, the concert proceeded, and an injured Marley performed as scheduled, two days after the attempt. When asked why, Marley responded, "The people who are trying to make this world worse aren't taking a day off. How can I?" The members of the group Zap Pow
Zap Pow
played as Bob Marley's backup band before a festival crowd of 80,000 while members of The Wailers were still missing or in hiding.[51][52] 1976–79: Relocation to England Marley left Jamaica
Jamaica
at the end of 1976, and after a month-long "recovery and writing" sojourn at the site of Chris Blackwell's Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, arrived in England, where he spent two years in self-imposed exile. Whilst in England, he recorded the albums Exodus and Kaya. Exodus stayed on the British album charts for 56 consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit singles: "Exodus", "Waiting in Vain", "Jamming", and "One Love" (a rendition of Curtis Mayfield's hit, "People Get Ready"). During his time in London, he was arrested and received a conviction for possession of a small quantity of cannabis.[53] In 1978, Marley returned to Jamaica
Jamaica
and performed at another political concert, the One Love Peace Concert, again in an effort to calm warring parties. Near the end of the performance, by Marley's request, Michael Manley
Michael Manley
(leader of then-ruling People's National Party) and his political rival Edward Seaga (leader of the opposing Jamaica
Jamaica
Labour Party), joined each other on stage and shook hands.[54] Under the name Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley and the Wailers
11 albums were released, four live albums and seven studio albums. The releases included Babylon by Bus, a double live album with 13 tracks, were released in 1978 and received critical acclaim. This album, and specifically the final track "Jamming" with the audience in a frenzy, captured the intensity of Marley's live performances.[55]

"Marley wasn't singing about how peace could come easily to the World but rather how hell on Earth comes too easily to too many. His songs were his memories; he had lived with the wretched, he had seen the downpressers and those whom they pressed down."

 – Mikal Gilmore, Rolling Stone[56]:61

1979–81: Later years Survival, a defiant and politically charged album, was released in 1979. Tracks such as "Zimbabwe", "Africa Unite", "Wake Up and Live", and "Survival" reflected Marley's support for the struggles of Africans. His appearance at the Amandla Festival in Boston
Boston
in July 1979 showed his strong opposition to South African apartheid, which he already had shown in his song "War" in 1976. In early 1980, he was invited to perform at 17 April celebration of Zimbabwe's Independence Day. Uprising (1980) was Bob Marley's final studio album, and is one of his most religious productions; it includes "Redemption Song" and "Forever Loving Jah".[57] Confrontation, released posthumously in 1983, contained unreleased material recorded during Marley's lifetime, including the hit "Buffalo Soldier" and new mixes of singles previously only available in Jamaica.[58] Illness and death

Marley in concert in 1980, Zürich, Switzerland

In July 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of a toe. Contrary to urban legend, this lesion was not primarily caused by an injury during a football match that year, but was instead a symptom of the already-existing cancer. Marley turned down his doctors' advice to have his toe amputated (which would have hindered his performing career), citing his religious beliefs, and instead the nail and nail bed were removed and a skin graft taken from his thigh to cover the area.[59][60][61] Despite his illness, he continued touring and was in the process of scheduling a world tour in 1980.[62] The album Uprising was released in May 1980. The band completed a major tour of Europe, where it played its biggest concert to 100,000 people in Milan. After the tour Marley went to America, where he performed two shows at Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
in New York City as part of the Uprising Tour. Marley's last concert occurred at the Stanley Theater (now called The Benedum Center
Benedum Center
For The Performing Arts) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 23 September 1980. Just two days earlier he had collapsed during a jogging tour in Central Park and was brought to hospital where he learned that the cancer had spread to his brain. The only known photographs from the show were featured in Kevin Macdonald's documentary film Marley.[63] Shortly afterwards, Marley's health deteriorated as the cancer had spread throughout his body. The rest of the tour was cancelled and Marley sought treatment at the Bavarian clinic of Josef Issels, where he received an alternative cancer treatment called Issels treatment partly based on avoidance of certain foods, drinks, and other substances. After fighting the cancer without success for eight months Marley boarded a plane for his home in Jamaica.[64] While Marley was flying home from Germany to Jamaica, his vital functions worsened. After landing in Miami, Florida, he was taken to the hospital for immediate medical attention. Marley died on 11 May 1981 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami
Miami
(now University of Miami Hospital), aged 36. The spread of melanoma to his lungs and brain caused his death. His final words to his son Ziggy were "Money can't buy life."[65] Marley received a state funeral in Jamaica
Jamaica
on 21 May 1981, which combined elements of Ethiopian Orthodoxy[66][67] and Rastafari tradition.[68] He was buried in a chapel near his birthplace with his red Gibson Les Paul
Gibson Les Paul
(some accounts say it was a Fender Stratocaster).[69][70] On 21 May 1981, Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga delivered the final funeral eulogy to Marley, declaring:

His voice was an omnipresent cry in our electronic world. His sharp features, majestic looks, and prancing style a vivid etching on the landscape of our minds. Bob Marley
Bob Marley
was never seen. He was an experience which left an indelible imprint with each encounter. Such a man cannot be erased from the mind. He is part of the collective consciousness of the nation.[56]:58

Personal life Religion Bob Marley
Bob Marley
was a member for some years of the Rastafari
Rastafari
movement, whose culture was a key element in the development of reggae. Bob Marley became an ardent proponent of Rastafari, taking its music out of the socially deprived areas of Jamaica
Jamaica
and onto the international music scene. He once gave the following response, which was typical, to a question put to him during a recorded interview:

Interviewer: "Can you tell the people what it means being a Rastafarian?" Marley: "I would say to the people, Be still, and know that His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie
Haile Selassie
of Ethiopia is the Almighty. Now, the Bible seh so, Babylon newspaper seh so, and I and I the children seh so. Yunno? So I don't see how much more reveal our people want. Wha' dem want? a white god, well God come black. True true."[71]:115 According to Marley's biographers, he affiliated with the Twelve Tribes Mansion, one of the Mansions of Rastafari. He was in the denomination known as "Tribe of Joseph", because he was born in February (each of the twelve sects being composed of members born in a different month). He signified this in his 1976 Rastaman Vibration album liner notes, quoting the portion from Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy
33:16 that includes Jacob's blessing to his son Joseph. Jacob, aka Israel, was a Jewish patriarch whose twelve sons became the ancestors of much of the growing Israelite population. The Rastaman Vibration
Rastaman Vibration
back cover also quoted the Genesis 49:22-24, where Jacob describes his son Joseph as a 'fruitful bough' growing taller than the others, 'over the wall,' and suffering an attempted murder by bowmen who 'provoke, hate and shoot arrows at him', wounding him seriously. But Joseph survived because 'his arms and hands were made strong by the hands of the God of Jacob', which was understood by many as an eerie prophecy as, a few days after the album was released, Kingston gunmen shot Marley (bullets hit his arm and chest) who like Joseph, survived. Archbishop
Archbishop
Abuna Yesehaq baptised Marley into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, giving him the name Berhane Selassie, on 4 November 1980, shortly before his death.[72][73] Family Bob Marley
Bob Marley
married Alpharita Constantia "Rita" Anderson in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 February 1966.[74] Marley had many children: four with his wife Rita, two adopted from Rita's previous relationships, and several others with different women. The Bob Marley
Bob Marley
official website acknowledges 11 children. Those listed on the official site are:

Sharon, born 23 November 1964, daughter of Rita from a previous relationship but then adopted by Marley after his marriage with Rita Cedella born 23 August 1967, to Rita David "Ziggy", born 17 October 1968, to Rita Stephen, born 20 April 1972, to Rita Robert "Robbie", born 16 May 1972, to Pat Williams Rohan, born 19 May 1972, to Janet Hunt Karen, born 1973 to Janet Bowen Stephanie, born 17 August 1974; according to Cedella Booker she was the daughter of Rita and a man called Ital with whom Rita had an affair; nonetheless she was acknowledged as Bob's daughter Julian, born 4 June 1975, to Lucy Pounder Ky-Mani, born 26 February 1976, to Anita Belnavis Damian, born 21 July 1978, to Cindy Breakspeare

Other sites have noted additional individuals who claim to be family members,[75] as noted below:

Makeda was born on 30 May 1981, to Yvette Crichton, after Marley's death.[76] Meredith Dixon's book lists her as Marley's child, but she is not listed as such on the Bob Marley
Bob Marley
official website. Various websites, for example,[77] also list Imani Carole, born 22 May 1963 to Cheryl Murray; but she does not appear on the official Bob Marley website.[76]

Association football Aside from music, association football played a major role throughout his life.[78] As well as playing the game, in parking lots, fields, and even inside recording studios, growing up he followed the Brazilian club Santos and its star player Pelé.[78] Marley surrounded himself with people from the sport, and in the 1970s made the Jamaican international footballer Allan "Skill" Cole his tour manager.[78] He told a journalist, "If you want to get to know me, you will have to play football against me and the Wailers."[78] Personal views Pan-Africanism Marley was a Pan-Africanist, and believed in the unity of African people worldwide. His beliefs were rooted in his Rastafari
Rastafari
religious beliefs.[79] He was substantially inspired by Marcus Garvey, and had anti-imperialist and pan-Africanist themes in many of his songs, such as "Zimbabwe", "Exodus", "Survival", "Blackman Redemption", and "Redemption Song". "Redemption Song" draws influence from a speech given by Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey
in Nova Scotia, 1937.[80] Marley held that independence of African countries from European domination was a victory for all those in the African diaspora. In the song "Africa Unite", he sings of a desire for all peoples of the African diaspora to come together and fight against "Babylon"; similarly, in the song "Zimbabwe", he marks the liberation of the whole continent of Africa, and evokes calls for unity between all Africans, both within and outside Africa.[81] Cannabis See also: Rastafari
Rastafari
and cannabis Marley considered cannabis a healing herb, a "sacrament", and an "aid to medication"; he supported the legalisation of the drug.[82] He thought that marijuana use was prevalent in the Bible, reading passages such as Psalms 104:14 as showing approval of its usage.[82] Marley began to use cannabis when he converted to the Rastafari
Rastafari
faith from Catholicism
Catholicism
in 1966. He was arrested in 1968 after being caught with cannabis, but continued to use marijuana in accordance with his religious beliefs. Of his marijuana usage, he said, "When you smoke herb, herb reveal yourself to you. All the wickedness you do, the herb reveal itself to yourself, your conscience, show up yourself clear, because herb make you meditate. Is only a natural t'ing and it grow like a tree."[83] Marley saw marijuana usage as a vital factor in religious growth and connection with Jah, and as a way to philosophise and become wiser.[84] Legacy Awards and honours

1976: Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Band of the Year June 1978: Awarded the Peace Medal of the Third World from the United Nations.[56]:5 February 1981: Awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit, then the nation's third highest honour, .[85] March 1994: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 1999: Album of the Century for Exodus by Time Magazine.[86] February 2001: A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. February 2001: Awarded Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.[87] 2004: Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
ranked him No. 11 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[88] 2004: Among the first inductees into the UK Music Hall of Fame "One Love" named song of the millennium by BBC. Voted as one of the greatest lyricists of all time by a BBC
BBC
poll.[89] 2006: A blue plaque was unveiled at his first UK residence in Ridgmount Gardens, London, dedicated to him by the Nubian Jak Community Trust and supported by Her Majesty's Foreign Office.[90][91] 2010: Catch a Fire
Catch a Fire
inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
(Reggae Album).[92]

Other tributes

Marley statue in Kingston

A statue was inaugurated, next to the national stadium on Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston to commemorate him.[93] In 2006, the New York City Department of Education co-named a portion of Church Avenue from Remsen Avenue to East 98th Street in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn
Brooklyn
as " Bob Marley
Bob Marley
Boulevard".[94][95] In 2008, a statue of Marley was inaugurated in Banatski Sokolac, Serbia.[96] Internationally, Marley's message also continues to reverberate among various indigenous communities. For instance, the Australian Aboriginal people continue to burn a sacred flame to honour his memory in Sydney's Victoria Park, while members of the Amerindian Hopi
Hopi
and Havasupai
Havasupai
tribe revere his work.[56]:5 There are also many tributes to Bob Marley
Bob Marley
throughout India, including restaurants, hotels, and cultural festivals.[97][98] Marley has also evolved into a global symbol, which has been endlessly merchandised through a variety of mediums. In light of this, author Dave Thompson in his book Reggae
Reggae
and Caribbean Music, laments what he perceives to be the commercialised pacification of Marley's more militant edge, stating:

Bob Marley
Bob Marley
ranks among both the most popular and the most misunderstood figures in modern culture ... That the machine has utterly emasculated Marley is beyond doubt. Gone from the public record is the ghetto kid who dreamed of Che Guevara
Che Guevara
and the Black Panthers, and pinned their posters up in the Wailers Soul Shack record store; who believed in freedom; and the fighting which it necessitated, and dressed the part on an early album sleeve; whose heroes were James Brown
James Brown
and Muhammad Ali; whose God was Ras Tafari and whose sacrament was marijuana. Instead, the Bob Marley
Bob Marley
who surveys his kingdom today is smiling benevolence, a shining sun, a waving palm tree, and a string of hits which tumble out of polite radio like candy from a gumball machine. Of course it has assured his immortality. But it has also demeaned him beyond recognition. Bob Marley
Bob Marley
was worth far more.[99]

Several film adaptations have evolved as well. For instance, a feature-length documentary about his life, Rebel Music, won various awards at the Grammys. With contributions from Rita, The Wailers, and Marley's lovers and children, it also tells much of the story in his own words.[100] In February 2008, director Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
announced his intention to produce a documentary movie on Marley. The film was set to be released on 6 February 2010, on what would have been Marley's 65th birthday.[101] However, Scorsese dropped out due to scheduling problems. He was replaced by Jonathan Demme,[102] who dropped out due to creative differences with producer Steve Bing during the beginning of editing. Kevin Macdonald replaced Demme[103] and the film, Marley, was released on 20 April 2012.[104] In March 2008, The Weinstein Company announced its plans to produce a biopic of Bob Marley, based on the book No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley by Rita Marley. Rudy Langlais will produce the script by Lizzie Borden and Rita Marley
Rita Marley
will be executive producer.[105] In 2011, ex-girlfriend and filmmaker Esther Anderson, along with Gian Godoy, made the documentary Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.[106] In October 2015, Jamaican author Marlon James' novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, a fictional account of the attempted assassination of Marley, won the 2015 Man Booker Prize
Man Booker Prize
at a ceremony in London.[107] Discography Main article: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley and the Wailers
discography Studio albums

The Wailing Wailers
The Wailing Wailers
(1965) Soul Rebels
Soul Rebels
(1970) Soul Revolution
Soul Revolution
(1971) The Best of The Wailers
The Best of The Wailers
(1971) Catch a Fire
Catch a Fire
(1973) Burnin' (1973) Natty Dread
Natty Dread
(1974) Rastaman Vibration
Rastaman Vibration
(1976) Exodus (1977) Kaya (1978) Survival (1979) Uprising (1980) Confrontation (1983)

Live albums

Live! (1975) Babylon by Bus
Babylon by Bus
(1978)

See also

Biography portal Cannabis portal Jamaica
Jamaica
portal

Outline of Bob Marley List of peace activists Fabian Marley Desis bobmarleyi
Desis bobmarleyi
– an underwater spider species named in honor of Marley

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Sources

Davis, Stephen (28 July 1983). Bob Marley: the biography. Littlehampton Book
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Reggae
Heritage: Jamaica's Music History, Culture & Politic. AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1-4107-8062-1.  Hombach, Jean-Pierre (2012). Bob Marley: The Father of Music. Lulu. ISBN 9781471620454.  Marley, Rita; Jones, Hettie (2004). No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley, Hyperion Books, ISBN 0-7868-8755-9 Masouri, Jon (11 November 2009). Wailing Blues – The Story of Bob Marley's Wailers. Music Sales Group. ISBN 978-0-85712-035-9.  Moskowitz, David (2007). The Words and Music of Bob Marley. Westport, Connecticut, United States: Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98935-6.  Moskowitz, David (2007). Bob Marley: A Biography. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-33879-3.  Toynbee, Jason (8 May 2013). Bob Marley: Herald of a Postcolonial World. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-7456-5737-0.  White, Timothy (2006). Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley. New York: Macmillan. ISBN 0-8050-8086-4. 

Further reading

Farley, Christopher (2007). Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley, Amistad Press, ISBN 0-06-053992-5 Goldman, Vivien (2006). The Book
Book
of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley
Bob Marley
and the Wailers' Album of the Century, Aurum Press, ISBN 1-84513-210-6 Middleton, J. Richard (2000). "Identity and Subversion in Babylon: Strategies for 'Resisting Against the System' in the Music of Bob Marley and the Wailers". Religion, Culture, and Tradition in the Caribbean. St. Martin's Press. pp. 181–198. ISBN 978-0-312-23242-9. 

External links

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Bob Marley
and the Wailers

Bob Marley
Bob Marley
(outline) Peter Tosh Bunny Wailer

Other vocalists: Junior Braithwaite Cherry Smith Beverley Kelso Constantine Walker Rita Marley Marcia Griffiths Judy Mowatt

Musicians: Aston Barrett Carlton Barrett Earl Lindo Tyrone Downie Alvin Patterson Al Anderson Earl Smith Donald Kinsey Junior Marvin

Studio albums

Early

The Wailing Wailers
The Wailing Wailers
(1965) Soul Rebels
Soul Rebels
(1970) Soul Revolution
Soul Revolution
(1971) The Best of The Wailers
The Best of The Wailers
(1971)

Island

Catch a Fire
Catch a Fire
(1973) Burnin' (1973) Natty Dread
Natty Dread
(1974) Rastaman Vibration
Rastaman Vibration
(1976) Exodus (1977) Kaya (1978) Survival (1979) Uprising (1980) Confrontation (1983)

Compilations

Island

Legend (1984) Rebel Music (1986) Natural Mystic (1995) One Love (2001) Gold (2005) Africa Unite
Africa Unite
(2005)

Others

African Herbsman
African Herbsman
(1973) Rasta Revolution
Rasta Revolution
(1974)

Other albums

Live

Live! (1975) Babylon by Bus
Babylon by Bus
(1978) Talkin' Blues
Talkin' Blues
(1991) Live at the Roxy (2003) Live Forever (2011) Uprising Live! (2014) Easy Skanking In Boston
Boston
'78 (2015)

Remix

Chances Are (1981) Chant Down Babylon
Chant Down Babylon
(1999) B Is for Bob
B Is for Bob
(2009)

Box set

Songs of Freedom
Songs of Freedom
(1992) The Complete Bob Marley
Bob Marley
& the Wailers 1967–1972 (1997–2002)

Performances

Catch a Fire
Catch a Fire
Tour (1973) Burnin' Tour (1973) Natty Dread
Natty Dread
Tour (1975) Rastaman Vibration
Rastaman Vibration
Tour (1976) Smile Jamaica
Jamaica
Concert (1976) Exodus Tour (1977) One Love Peace Concert (1978) Kaya Tour (1978) Babylon by Bus
Babylon by Bus
Tour (1979) Survival Tour (1979–1980) Uprising Tour (1980)

Associated acts

The Skatalites The Upsetters The I Threes Word, Sound and Power The Wailers Band The Original Wailers

Related people

Chris Blackwell Errol Brown Allan Cole Coxsone Dodd Vincent Ford Neville Garrick Joe Higgs Lee Jaffe Arthur Jenkins King Sporty Leslie Kong Johnny Nash Jimmy Norman Lee "Scratch" Perry Mortimer Planno Karl Pitterson Alex Sadkin

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Bob Marley and the Wailers
singles

Catch a Fire

"Stir It Up"

Burnin'

"Get Up, Stand Up" "I Shot the Sheriff"

Natty Dread

"No Woman, No Cry"

Rastaman Vibration

"Positive Vibration"

Exodus

"Waiting in Vain" "Jamming" "Three Little Birds" "One Love/People Get Ready"

Kaya

"Is This Love"

Survival

"Zimbabwe"

Uprising

"Could You Be Loved" "Redemption Song"

Non-album singles

"Jah Live" "Punky Reggae
Reggae
Party"

Posthumous

"Buffalo Soldier" "Iron Lion Zion" "Sun Is Shining" "Turn Your Lights Down Low" "Slogans" "Mr Brown"

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Bob Marley
Bob Marley
family

Parents

Norval Marley
Norval Marley
(c. 1885–1955) Cedella Booker (1926–2008)

Spouses

Rita Marley
Rita Marley
(born 1946)

Children

Sharon Marley (born 1964) Cedella Marley (born 1967) Ziggy Marley
Ziggy Marley
(born 1968) Stephen Marley (born 1972) Rohan Marley
Rohan Marley
(born 1972) Julian Marley
Julian Marley
(born 1975) Ky-Mani Marley
Ky-Mani Marley
(born 1976) Damian Marley
Damian Marley
(born 1978)

Other family

Nico Marley
Nico Marley
(grandson, born 1995) Skip Marley (grandson, born 1996)

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Pan-Africanism

Ideology

Variants

Afrocentrism African nationalism African socialism Black nationalism Garveyism Nkrumaism Sankarism Uhuru Movement Zikism

Concepts

African century Black Power Négritude Ubuntu Ujamaa United States of Africa

Proponents

Politicians

Nnamdi Azikiwe Amílcar Cabral David Comissiong Muammar Gaddafi Marcus Garvey Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof Kenneth Kaunda Jomo Kenyatta Patrice Lumumba Thabo Mbeki Robert Mugabe Abdias do Nascimento Gamal Abdel Nasser Kwame Nkrumah John Nyathi Pokela Julius Nyerere Thomas Sankara Ahmed Sékou Touré Haile Selassie Robert Sobukwe I. T. A. Wallace-Johnson

Others

Marimba Ani Molefi Kete Asante Steve Biko Edward Wilmot Blyden Stokely Carmichael John Henrik Clarke Cheikh Anta Diop W. E. B. Du Bois Frantz Fanon John G. Jackson Leonard Jeffries Yosef Ben-Jochannan Maulana Karenga Fela Kuti Malcolm X Zephania Mothopeng George Padmore Motsoko Pheko Runoko Rashidi Paul Robeson Randall Robinson Walter Rodney Burning Spear Henry Sylvester-Williams Issa Laye Thiaw Omali Yeshitela

Organizations

African Union African Unification Front All-African People's Revolutionary Party Conseil de l'Entente Convention People's Party Economic Freedom Fighters International African Service Bureau Organisation of African Unity Pan Africanist Congress of Azania Rassemblement Démocratique Africain UNIA-ACL

Symbols

Black Star of Africa Lion of Judah Pan-African
Pan-African
colours Pan-African
Pan-African
flag

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Class of 1994

Performers

The Animals
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(Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Alan Price, John Steel, Hilton Valentine) The Band
The Band
(Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson) Duane Eddy Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
(Tom Constanten, Jerry Garcia, Donna Jean Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Brent Mydland, Bob Weir, Vince Welnick) Elton John John Lennon Bob Marley Rod Stewart

Early influences

Willie Dixon

Non-performers (Ahmet Ertegun Award)

Johnny Otis

Authority control

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