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Published on May 11th, 2011 | by asiedu3

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On the 30th Anniversary Bob Marley’s Death

Although he has never received a Grammy, today the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California debut an exhibit which focuses on Reggae Icon Robert Nesta Marley.  The museum acknowledges Bob Marley as a powerful performer, a private and spiritual man and is honoring him through the exhibition  for his contribution to the Music Industry and Reggae music claiming  that he has used his lyrics to give a voice to the disenfranchised  and as a legend he has inspired legions of fans.

Reggae legend Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) born February 6, 1945 in St, Ann. Bob Marley died of cancer on May 11, 1981 in Miami, Florida. He is known worldwide for his music which helped to put Jamaica on the map and promoted brand Jamaica globally.

 In 1962 Bob recorded his first two singles “Judge not” and “one cup of coffee”.  Bob Marley started a “Ska Band” with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer in 1963 known then as the “Teenagers” which changed to the “Wailing Rudeboys” then later it was finally changed to the “Wailers”. Marley’s worldwide success came from his 1974 album which had songs like “I shot the sheriff” and “Get Up Stand Up” which gathered massive followers in Europe and the U.S.  Bob Marley continued touring as “Bob Marley and the Wailers” although he was the wailer in the group. Bob Marley’s  breakthrough came from his album “Positive Vibration” with the hit song “No Woman No Cry” which made top ten on Billboard. Bob Marley is still considered Jamaica’s number 1 Reggae icon

Today we recognized him as a legendary Icon who spent much of the late 1970’s promoting peace and cultural understanding within Jamaica. To many Jamaicans and Rastafarians worldwide he holds a godlike status and was also an ambassador for the Rastafarians and  Jamaicans all over the world.  Jamaicans continue to debate if the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley should be made a National Hero.

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