Name at Birth: Robert Nesta Marley
Known As: Bob Marley
Birthday: 6 February 1945
Place of Birth: Nine Mile, Jamaica
Died: 11 May 1981
Best Known For: Making beautiful and powerful music
Bob Marley is known to be one of the most famous musicians of all time, uniting people of different ages, races and genders all over the world with his beautiful, powerful and inspiring songs. Bob Marley has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and although Bob Marley died over 30 years ago his music is still loved by people old and young black and white.
Bob Marley was famously of the Rastafarian faith and he often sung about the importance of black people standing together in love and unity in order to move toward a bright future. He also sang songs about everybody getting along and looking after one another.
His voice was calm and beautiful but his message of peace, strength and togetherness was always a clear theme, perhaps this is why he is one of the most loved and well-known artists of all time. Bob Marley and his group ‘The Wailers’ made inspirational songs many years ago that still bring feelings of joy and happiness to people around the world to this very day.
Bob Marley famously said “In this great future you can’t forget your past.”