Bob Marley

Biography

Robert Nesta Marley, Bob said (Nine Mile, on Feb. 6, 1945 - Miami, May 11, 1981), was a singer, guitarist and activist Jamaican. It is generally identified with the reggae genre, which also made him popular outside of Jamaica in fact, it is more accurate to say that thanks to Bob Marley this genre (reggae) was appreciated worldwide. In recognition of his merits, a month after his death he was awarded the prestigious Jamaican Order of Merit. In many of his songs Marley denounces the marginalization of the poor from the power.

Its activity started in 1961 with his first single Judge Not produced for the label of producer Leslie Kong's Beverley, but this song, although very innovative, was not very successful and so In 1964 Bob decided to form the band The Wailers ( whiners); After their breakup in 1974, reform the band recruiting new elements but continued to play and publish discs as Bob Marley and The Wailers. In 2008 it was placed in the 19th place in the list of the 100 best singers according to Rolling Stone and among its best "vocals" are I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman, No Cry, and Redemption Song.