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Bob Marley
Bob Marley

Background information
Birth name Robert Nesta Marley
Born February 6, 1945
Born place Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica
Died May 11, 1981
Death place Miami, Florida, United States
Genre(s) Ska
Years active 1962—81
Associated acts The Wailers
Wailers Band
The Upsetters
I Threes
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Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1964–1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.

Talkin' Blues (1991) Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers (1984) Confrontation (1983) Uprising (1980) Survival (1979) Kaya (1978) Babylon by Bus (1978) Exodus (1977) Rastaman Vibration (1976) Natty Dread (1974)

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Rihanna: Bob Marley Is An Inspiration

November 19, 2010
Rihanna has explained some of the inspiration behind tracks off new album 'Loud'. The singer's fourth album 'Loud', set for release November 22, is highly inspired by the reggae godfather Bob Marley, the Daily Star reports.  Read more 

Bob Marley Family Fail In Legal Bid To Get Song Copyright

September 14, 2010
The family of Bob Marley have failed in their attempt to obtain copyright to some of the reggae singer's biggest hits. Marley's family had accused Universal Music Group (UMG) of intentionally withholding royalties from their own music company.  Read more 

Martin Scorsese Stands Down As Bob Marley Biopic Director

May 22, 2008
Martin Scorsese has stood down as the director of an authorised biography film about Bob Marley. Scorsese, who recently directed the Rolling Stones film Shine a Light, confirmed that “scheduling conflicts” would prevent him from working on the project.  Read more 

Scorsese To Direct Bob Marley Biopic

April 1, 2008
Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has agreed today to direct yet another music documentary – this time a biopic based on the life of Bob Marley. The critically acclaimed director’s new film will be the first full licensed adaptation of the reggae icon’s life.  Read more 

Bob Marley Widow Sanctions Film About His Life

March 5, 2008
A film about the life of Bob Marley, which will be lifted from the autobiography of his widow, Rita Marley, looks set to go into production. Rita Marley, who released ‘No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley’ in 2004, will also act as an executive producer on the project.  Read more 

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