February 6, 1945, Nine Mile in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica – May 11, 1981
Nesta Robert Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who achieved international fame through a series of crossover reggae albums. 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 which culminated in the release of the album Exodus (1977) which established his worldwide reputation. He was a committed Rastafarian who infused his music with a profound sense of spirituality.
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love