Bob Marley started out in 1963 with the group the Wailers.
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 in 1977 which established his worldwide fame.
Nesta Robert Marley
Also known as
February 6th, 1945
in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica
May 11th, 1981 (at the age of 36)
in Miami, Florida
(a Jamaican of English descent)
Married Rita Marley on February 1966 who introduced him to Rastafarianism
Children: Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rohan Marley, Stephen Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Julian Marley,
Cedella Marley, Sharon Marley, Karen Marley, Imani Carole Marley, Fabian Marley, Makeda Jahnesta,
Robert Marley, Stephanie Marley
Reggae, ska, rocksteady
Singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist
Vocals, guitar, percussion
Bob Marley and the Wailers
The Wailers (1963-74)
Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974-81):
Bob Marley (guitar, vocals)
Bunny Livingston (aka Bunny Wailer) (vocals, percussion, 1963-74)
Peter McIntosh (aka Peter Tosh) (vocals, guitar, 1963-74)
Beverly Kelso (vocals, 1963-65)
Junior Braithwaite (vocals, 1963-65)
Cherry Smith (vocals, 1963-65)
Aston "Family Man" Barrett (bass, 1969-81)
Carlton "Carly" Barrett (drums, 1969-81)
Judy Mowatt (all three backing vocals, also known as the I-Three, 1974-81)
Al Anderson (lead guitar, 1974-75, 1978-81)
Junior Marvin (lead guitar, vocals, 1977-81)
Earl "Wya" Lindo (keyboards, percussion, vocals, 1973-74, 1978-81)
Tyrone Downie (keyboards, percussion, vocals, 1975-81)
Alvin "Seeco" Patterson (percussion, 1974-81)
Bob Marley Quotes
"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!"
"Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright"
"One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain"
Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.
"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind..."
"I don't stand for the black man's side, I don' t stand for the white man's side.I stand for God's side."
"If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say."
Just can't live that negative way...make way for the positive day!
Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated. The sigularity of every man and woman is Jah's gift. What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth.
Bob Marley Awards
MOBO Award's Lifetime Achievement Award
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame