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Marley, Bob

(Robert Nesta Marley), 1945–81, Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, and guitarist. As a member of the Wailers, a reggae band that included Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, and later on his own, Marley propelled reggae to worldwide popularity. His commitment to nonviolence and the Rastafarian religion are transparent in his music, and his smoky tenor and loping reggae beat combine to enhance the appeal of his political message.


See biographies by A. Boot and V. Goldman (1982), T. White (1983, rev. ed. 2006), C. J. Farley (2006), and D. Burnett (2009); studies by V. Goldman (2006) and J. Toynbee (2009).

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Acts like Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Tupac, Johnny Cash, they did it for love.
My father came from the farmland in Jamaica and frequently spoke about returning to the farm one day," said Rohan Marley, Bob Marley's son and chairman of Marley Coffee.
Following in the footsteps of the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, JB Lenoir and Jimi Hendrix, Public Enemy added social commentary to their music, making it a vehicle for political change.
In honor of the occasion, Jamaican reggae star Ziggy Marley, Bob Marley's eldest son, showed his support by creating an exclusive version of a track from his upcoming album, Wild and Free, into an island-themed remix titled "Jamaica In My Head" for the event.
Cedella Marley, Bob Marley's oldest child, performs "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King.