Bob Marley (Jamaican reggae artist)
Most of Bob Marley's albums belong under Bob Marley & The Wailers.
Full name: Robert Nesta Marley
Father: Norval Sinclair Marley
He died in Miami, FL, USA of brain cancer.
Bob Marley also had several children who have not gone in to music:
- Imani Carole (with Cheryl Murray), born May 22, 1963
- Karen (with Janet Bowen), born 1973
- Makeda (with Yvette Crichton), born May 30, 1981
- Robert "Robbie" Marley (with Pat Williams), born May 16, 1972
- Rohan Anthony Marley (with Janet Hunt), born May 19, 1972
- Stephanie Marley (with Rita Marley), born 1974
Only four tracks were solo recorded, in 1962, before Robert Marley joined The Wailing Wailers. Only two tracks, "Do You Still love Me?" and "Judge Not", were released using the name "Robert Marley". Only that single, and any VA compilations containing that recording of that track, ought to be listed here.
Legal name: Nesta Robert Marley
Also performs as: Bobby Martell
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.