“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” – Bob Marley
Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a prolific Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Marley began his musical journey in 1963 with the group the Wailers. His songwriting and distinctive vocal style resonate with audiences across the globe.
The Wailers released their earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. The Wailers parted ways in 1974. Marley ventured a solo career which blossomed the release of the epic “Exodus” album in 1977. Exodus established Marley worldwide with a reputation as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.
Bob Marley was a committed Rastafari who, “infused his music with a sense of spirituality.” Marley has been compared to some of the world’s foremost spiritual leaders by having millions of devoted followers and through spreading the consciousness of the Rastafari religion. Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley would have been 70 years old today.
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