Happy Birthday to the King of Reggae, Bob Marley! (Feb 6th)

Today (February 6th) would have been the legends 77th birthday, and today we honor the rich musical legacy he has left for the world to enjoy and learn from.

As a singer, songwriter, and musician, Bob is considered as one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style.  Marley’s contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide and made him a global figure in popular culture.

His music, though decades old, still sits in the top 5 on most charts and he is known as a Rastafari icon in part because of his infusion of his spirituality with his music, and too because of the way he lived and treated others.

Born in Nine Mile, Jamaica, Marley began his professional musical career in 1963, after forming the Teenagers with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, which after several name changes would become the Wailers. The group released its debut studio album The Wailing Wailers in 1965, which contained the single “One Love.”

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