Bob MarleyJamaican reggae artist. Born 6 February 1945. Died 11 May 1981
Bob Marley Biography (Wikipedia)
Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade. Over the course of his career Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican music and culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for the legalization of marijuana, while he also advocated for Pan-Africanism.
Born in Nine Mile, British Jamaica, Marley began his professional musical career in 1963, after forming Bob Marley and the Wailers. The group released its debut studio album The Wailing Wailers in 1965, which contained the single "One Love/People Get Ready"; the song was popular worldwide, and established the group as a rising figure in reggae. The Wailers subsequently released eleven further studio albums; while initially employing louder instrumentation and singing, the group began engaging in rhythmic-based song construction in the late 1960s and early 1970s, which coincided with the singer's conversion to Rastafarianism. During this period Marley relocated to London, and the group typified their musical shift with the release of the album The Best of The Wailers (1971).
- No Woman, No Cry... Sheku stylehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05vz87z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05vz87z.jpg2018-01-24T19:00:00.000ZCello superstar Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays his arrangement of Bob Marley's classic live on In Tune, introduced by Sheku and his sister Konya.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05vz857
No Woman, No Cry... Sheku style
- "The strangest people turn out to be rock stars" - David Hepworth on the rise and fall of an erahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053cq4x.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053cq4x.jpg2017-05-20T13:35:00.000ZDavid Hepworth joins Mark to investigate the unique personality traits of the rock star.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053hdf6
"The strangest people turn out to be rock stars" - David Hepworth on the rise and fall of an era
- Kwame Kwei-Armah chats about Bob Marleyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04sd06b.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04sd06b.jpg2017-03-26T16:05:00.000ZDirector of the Bob Marley Musical, Kwame Kwei-Armah chats about his love for the artist.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04xsfry
Kwame Kwei-Armah chats about Bob Marley
- Reggae: Bob Marley and The Wailers - 'Stir It Up'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03tn3gg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03tn3gg.jpg2016-05-06T13:30:38.000ZArchive footage of Bob Marley and The Wailers playing their hit ‘Stir It Up’.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03t1dd2
Reggae: Bob Marley and The Wailers - 'Stir It Up'
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