Nesta Robert Marley, more widely and commonly known as "Bob Marley" (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.
Marley's music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of Jamaica. His best-known hits include "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, ... more »
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''Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.Bob Marley (1945-1981), Jamaican reggae musician. Redemption Song (song), from the album Uprising (1980).
None but ourselves can free our minds.''
Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war ... and until there are no longer first-class and second...Bob Marley (1945-1981), Jamaican reggae musician. War (song), from the album Rastaman Vibration (1976). The words of the song are based on a speec...