Happy Birthday Bob Marley!!
Bob Marley would have celebrated his 69th birthday today. The iconic Jamaican reggae musician is famous for tunes including ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘Buffalo Soldier’, ‘One Love/People Get Ready’ and more.
He achieved success first with his band, The Wailers, and then as a solo artist, releasing over a dozen albums over two decades.
Marley was a proud Rastafarian and was baptised as a Christian shortly before his death.
The father of at least 11 children, including musician Ziggy, Marley was married to Rita Anderson from 1966 until his passing in 1981.
His legacy includes an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Peace Medal of the Third World from the United Nations, as well as influencing countless musicians and activists worldwide.