Four decades has gone since Bob Marley transitioned. The legendary artist, reggae pioneer, devoted Rastafarian still reign as king of reggae music.
Marley’s contributions to music increased the visibility of reggae music worldwide, and made him a universal figure spanning over five decades. Anywhere on the planet one goes and call the name Bob Marley he is recognized as a great inspiring musician. Born in Nine Miles St Ann Jamaica, Marley travelled to Kingston and made music with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. The trio played some of the greatest music to this day and several countries while going through revolutions used the legend’s music for inspiration. Marley’s legacy lives on, with his children and grandchildren following in his footsteps, making music and winning awards.
At the peak of Bob Marley’s career, he was attacked and shot by known assailants aligned to a political party in Jamaica. After the attack Marley went on to perform at a peace concert in Kingston, bringing together politicians Michael Manley and Edward Seaga to signal that unity was needed more than political division.
The Rastafarian musician was a lover of the ganja. He would often be seen with a big spliff and advocated for legalization of ganja.