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Bob Marley

Birthdate: 6. February 1945
Date of death: 11. May 1981
Other names: Robert Nesta Marley

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM was a Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician who became an international icon, blending mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions. 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 upon his relocation to England that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and elevated his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. Exodus stayed on the British album charts for 56 consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit singles: "Exodus", "Waiting in Vain", "Jamming", and "One Love". In 1978, he released the album Kaya, which included the hit singles "Is This Love" and "Satisfy My Soul". The greatest hits album, Legend, was released in 1984, three years after Marley died. It subsequently became the best-selling reggae album of all time.

Diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma in 1977, Marley died on 11 May 1981 in Miami at age 36. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is credited with popularising reggae music around the world and served as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity. Marley has also evolved into a global symbol and inspired numerous items of merchandise.

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„Herb… herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can't find no reason. All them say is, 'it make you rebel'. Against what?“

—  Bob Marley

As recorded in filmed interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsfYAJ3dQyY&feature=player_embedded (1979) with Dylan Taite in Aotearoa, New Zealand
Context: All dese governments and dis this and that, these people that say they're here to help, why them say you cannot smoke the herb? Herb... herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can't find no reason. All them say is, 'it make you rebel'. Against what?

„Keep calm and chive on.“

—  Bob Marley

As quoted in a 1974 interview with Lester Bangs

„Won't you help to sing,
These songs of freedom?“

—  Bob Marley

Redemption Song
Uprising (1979)
Context: Won't you help to sing,
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever had,
Redemption songs.

„Possession make you rich? I don't have that type of richness. My richness is Life, forever.“

—  Bob Marley

Interview for the Australian TV show 60 Minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LnxGoglJck

„Excuse me while I light my spliff, good God I gotta take a lift.“

—  Bob Marley

Easy Skanking, from the album Kaya (1978)
Song lyrics

„The more you accept herb, the more you accept Rastafari.“

—  Bob Marley

"Bob Marley interview on Marijuana" (1979) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foFbFOxbPJk from the Come A Long Way documentary, made for New Zealand TV show Good Day (1979) with reporter Dylan Taite

„Truth is the light
So you never give up the fight.“

—  Bob Marley

Final jamming of Live at the Roxy (recorded 1976)
Song lyrics

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„Ev'rything's gonna be alright
So, no woman, no cry.“

—  Bob Marley

Disputed, No Woman, No Cry, from the album Natty Dread (1974)

„Your life is worth much more than gold.“

—  Bob Marley

Jamming, from the album Exodus (1977)
Song lyrics

„Every day the bucket a-go a well, one day the bottom a-go drop out.“

—  Bob Marley

I Shot The Sheriff, from the album Burnin (1973)
Song lyrics

„In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.“

—  Bob Marley

Rat Race, from the album Rastaman Vibration
Song lyrics

„A hungry mob is an angry mob.“

—  Bob Marley

Them Belly Full (But We Hungry), from the album Natty Dread (1974)
Song lyrics

„Alcohol make you drunk, man. It don't make you meditate, it just make you drunk. Herb is more a consciousness.“

—  Bob Marley

As recorded in filmed interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsfYAJ3dQyY&feature=player_embedded (1979) with Dylan Taite in Aotearoa, New Zealand
The people who are trying to make this world worse aren't taking a day off. How can I?

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