Bob Marley, who was born in Nine Miles, St Ann is still trending even after his death. Marley died from cancer in 1981 at the age of 36. He passed during his height of fame. On Saturday, September 26, 2020 a tribute concert which commemorates Bob Marley’s 75th birthday anniversary was held in China. It was hosted with the assistance of Bob Marley’s family, Island Records, UME and Primary Wave Music Publishing.
Marley became a global figure in popular culture as a result of his contributions to music which increased the visibility of reggae music worldwide. Being a spiritual person, he eventually immersed his music with his spiritual beliefs and became controversial in regards to the legalisation of marijuana, while advocating for pan-Africanism. His songs include: One Love, Is This Love and Jamming. Bob Marley’s exceptional hit album was Legend which was released in 1984 and later became the best-selling reggae album of all time. Legend has accumulated more than 75 million records worldwide in sales. Fortunately he was introduced to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Bob Marley will always be a legend!