The Man, The Legend……Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley

A SUPERSTAR’S BIODATA


  • DOB : 6 February 1945
  • Religion : Rastafari movement
  • 1976: Band of the Year (Rolling Stone).
  • June 1978: Awarded the Peace Medal of the Third World from the United Nations.
  • February 1981: Awarded Jamaica’s third highest honor, the Jamaican Order of Merit.
  • March 1994: Inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame.
  • 1999: Album of the Century for Exodus by  Times Magazine.
  • February 2001: A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • February 2001: Awarded Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 2004: Rolling Stone ranked him No.11 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
  • “One Love” named song of the millennium by BBC.
  • Voted as one of the greatest lyricists of all time by a BBC poll.
  • 2006: A blue plague was unveiled at his first UK residence in Ridgmount Gardens, London, dedicated to him by Nubian Jack community trust and supported by Her Majesty’s Foreign Office.
  • 2010: “Catch a Fire” inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame (Reggae Album).

We all listen to music, play music but there are some who only lived for the music they made. For them, music is not just a creative art form, it is their everyday being, it is their existence, and it is their `life itself’. These are legends that are born, do exactly what they are supposed to do and leave us with their excellence, for us to live with and follow forever.

What you see above is the lifetime work of a man who even after his death, this week in 1981, continues to lives on in the posters many of us have on our living room walls and on our hearts …..The man, the legend…..`Robert Nesta’. Didn’t ring a bell? Lemme say it again…..

The man, The Legend……Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley

Reggae as we know it today was the brainchild of this musical genius from Jamaica. A member of the Rastafari movement, whose culture was a key element in the development of reggae. Bob Marley became an ardent proponent of Rastafari, taking their music out of the socially deprived areas of Jamaica and onto the international music scene

His music spoke about 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 No Cry”,”Could You be Loved”, “Stir It Up”, “Get Up Stand Up”, “Jamming”, “Redemption Song”, “One Love” and, “Three Little Birds”, as well as the posthumous releases “Buffalo Soldier” and “Iron Lion Zion”. The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae’s best-selling album, going ten times Platinum which is also known as one Diamond in the U.S. and selling 25 million copies worldwide.

Bob Marley and his `reggae’ has inspired many musicians around the world, the signs of which he will be proud to find in millions of songs and artists. The legend lives on through his music and now also through his son Damian, a member of the band SUPERHEAVY.

ArtistAloud says…Let’s reggae this week and say our thank you to this legend……. Hear Nirmika and the few good men , Varun, Mynta and Daler Mehndi and their songs with the reggae groove in our top ten this week, only on ArtistAloud.com.

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