Robert Nesta Marley, OM is popularly known as Bob Marley was one of the most entertaining and performing Jamaican singers and songwriters. He was counted as one of the pioneers of reggae. His musical career consists of a mixture of reggae, ska, and rocksteady as well as a smooth and distinctive voice and songwriting style. He was a sole person behind the popularization of Jamaican music worldwide, and this made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade.
Bob Marley Birthday: Bob was born on 6th February 1945 in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica.
Bob Marley Family: Bob was born to Norval Sinclair Marley and Cedella Booker. Norval Marley was a white Jamaican originally from Sussex, who claimed to have been a captain in the Royal Marines and Cedella Booker was an Afro-Jamaican.
In 1963, Bob began his professional musical career after forming Bob Marley and the Walkers. In 1965, the group released its debut studio album ‘The Wailing Wailers’ which contained the single “One Love/People Get Ready”. This song became immensely popular. And this rose the group’s success as a rising figure in reggae. Then the group came up with many other successful numbers and climbed up on worldwide music charts. Other hit tracks were The Best of The Wailers, Catch a Fire, Burnin’, Natty Dread, Exodus, and many others.
Bob is the most popular and at the same time the most misunderstood personality in modern culture. A statue was inaugurated, next to the national stadium on Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston to commemorate him. He married Alpharita Constantia “Rita” Anderson in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 February 1966. Marley had many children: four with his wife Rita, two adopted from Rita’s previous relationships, and several others with different women. The Bob Marley official website acknowledges 11 children.
Bob Marley is a very interesting personality to know about. So let’s explore some of the most exciting Bob Marley Quotes to become more familiar with his personality.
Bob Marley Quotes
“Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others and you will live again.” — Bob Marley
“If you don’t start somewhere, you’re gonna go nowhere.”— Bob Marley
“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.” — Bob Marley
“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” — Bob Marley