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“Bob Marley is one of those musical artists that you can tell just from his music that he inspired tons of people. I think his music is seasonal, meaning I really one play his songs
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“Who doesn't love Bob? Seriously. No matter what your mood, Bob will always chill you out and make you think a little. He always fused positive messages with political messages and
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“Can you imagine a world without reggae music? He makes the list.”
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Singer/guitarist born on 2/6/45 in Rhoden Hall, Jamaica. Died of brain cancer on 5/11/81. Bob and his Jamaican band The Wailers are considered the masters of reggae. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Singer, musician, songwriter. Born on February 6, 1945, in Jamaica. Bob Marley helped introduce reggae music to the world and remains one of its most beloved artists to this day. The son of a black teenage mother and much older, later absent white father, he spent his early years in the rural village known as Nine Miles in the parish of St. Ann.

One of his childhood friends in St. Ann was Neville "Bunny" O'Riley Livingston. Attending the same school, the two shared a love of music. Bunny inspired Bob to learn to play the guitar. Later Livingston's father and Marley's mother became involved, and they all lived together for a time in Kingston, according to Christopher John Farley's Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley

Arriving in Kingston in the late 1950s, Marley lived in Trench Town, one of the city's poorest neighborhoods. He struggled in poverty, but he found inspiration in the music around him. Trench Town had a number of successful local performers and was considered the Motown of Jamaica. Sounds from the United States also drifted in over the radio and through jukeboxes. Marley liked such artists as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, and the Drifters.

Marley and Livingston devoted much of their time to...

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Bands or Musical Groups: The Wailers
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, percussion
Genre: Reggae
Country: Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica
Birth Date: 1945
Birth Place: St. Ann, Jamaica,
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