Heavily influenced by social and the political causes of Jamaica, Bob Marley music remains up to today the most popular and well known reggae music. Because of Bob, reggae is celebrated all over the world.
Jamaican music enjoys its popularity and iconic status owing to Bob Marley and his world famous music. But do you know who this iconic legend of reggae music was?
Read on to understand more about Bob and his legendary music that gained him popularity all over the world. Also add his music to your collection for your entertainment and enjoyment.
Legend the book shown above, the title also represent one of Bob's highest selling record, is written by the acclaimed journalist, Christopher John Farely, with insights into Marley's life starting from the early days.
Bob was a singer, songwriter, musician and rhythm guitarist, and was instrumental in introducing Jamaican music to the international stage.
Born in the village of Nine Mile in Jamaica, he had musical ambitions from a young age and left school to pursue music, his calling, as a career.
Following a stunning seventeen years (1963 - 1980) of musical career, he died due to malignant melanoma on May 11, 1981. He was posthumously awarded the Grammy lifetime achievement award in 2001 and is also regarded as the first pop superstar of the Third World.
But Bob Marley music did not die in when he died, it has lived on, has even grown. It is loved by even a more wider audience from around the world since his death.
Bob Marley and his friends formed their ska and rock steady group which transformed from "The Teenagers" to "The Wailers" to "Bob Marley and The Wailers". Teamed with the studio "The Upsetters", the band recorded music that is considered to be the best among their entire collection.
In 1972, the Wailers recorded their album, "Catch A Fire (Remastered)" which is credited to be the first reggae album created with complete state-of-art studio techniques.
Bob's music reflected hugely on the struggles of Africans and he opposed Apartheid. His songs "War", "Africa Unite", "Zimbabwe", "Wake Up and Live" are all examples of his support for the African cause and people.
A few of Bob's best musical hits include "I Shot the Sheriff", "Stir It Up", "Jamming", "One Love", and my favorite "Redemption Song".
His musical hits also include his posthumous releases, "Iron Lion Zion", and "Buffalo Soldier" and one of his best selling albums his "Legend" which was released almost three years after his death.
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