Bob Marley: Biography and music career

Published At: 08 March 2020 , 05:20 PM

Bob Marley Biography

Bob Marley (Robert Nesta Marley) (1945 - 1981) - singer, guitarist, famous in the reggae style, activist.

Bob Marley was born in the Jamaican village of Nine Miles. He was interested in music since childhood, and after moving to Kingston, he began to develop his abilities. After graduating from school, he went to work as a mechanic. And in his free time, together with Neville Livingston and Joe Higgs, he studied music.

The first song in the biography of Bob Marley was recorded at the age of 16 - “Judge Not.” Then in 1963, he organized the band The Wailers, whose music became very popular in Jamaica. But already in 1966, the group broke up. After a short work in the USA, Marley returned to his homeland and restored the group.

International fame finally came to The Wailers in 1972 when a contract was signed with Island Records, and the album Catch A Fire was released. And the following year, the group began touring the United States. After several members left the group, Marley added to the composition of the female trio and changed the name (to “Bob Marley And The Wailers”).

After world tours and massive popularity, the biography of Bob Marley became known as one of the leading performers in the reggae style (although the group also played in the styles of ska, fusion, calypso). Marley also supported the pan-Africanism movement, was a member of the Rastafarianism social movement. Bob Marley died of a malignant tumor on May 11, 1981.