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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 06 Feb 2001
  • Address:
    7086 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
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    Monthly Average: 38th
  • Notes: On Marshfield Way as it merges into Hollywood Blvd

Bob Marley

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Previous star: Earth, Wind & Fire

Biography

Marley performing in 1980

Source: Wikipedia

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer, song writer, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group The Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.

Fact file

  • Born: Robert Nesta Marley 6 February 1945 Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica
  • Died: 11 May 1981 (aged 36) Miami, Florida, United States
  • Cause of death: Metastatic melanoma
  • Other names: Donald Marley Tuff Gong
  • Occupation: Singer songwriter musician guitarist
  • Home town: Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (1945–66) Rastafarian (1966–80) Ethiopian Orthodox (1980–81) Baptised Rastafarian
  • Spouse(s): Alpharita Anderson Marley (m. 1966; his death 1981)
  • Children: Sharon Marley Prendergast (adopted) Cedella Marley David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley Stephen Robert Nesta Marley Rohan Anthony Marley Julian Ricardo Marley Ky-Mani Marley Damian Robert Nesta Marley
  • Parent(s): Norval Sinclair Marley Cedella Malcolm Booker
  • Genres: Reggae ska rocksteady
  • Instruments: Vocals guitar percussion
  • Years active: 1962–1981
  • Labels: Beverley's Studio One JAD Wail'n Soul'm Upsetter Tuff Gong Island
  • Associated acts: Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • Website: bobmarley.com

Read more about Bob Marley at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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