Robert Nesta Marley, OM (February 6, 1945 -- May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is the most widely known performer of reggae music, and is famous for having popularized the genre outside Jamaica. A faithful Rastafari, Marley is regarded by many as a prophet of the religion, as well as one of the greatest songwriters of all time.
His best known songs are a mixture of reggae, rock, and rhythm and blues, and include "I Shot the Sheriff", made famous in 1974 by Eric Clapton, which raised Marley's international profile "No Woman No Cry", "Exodus", "Could You Be Loved", "Jamming","Redemption Song" and one of his most famous songs, "One Love". His posthumous album Legend (1984) became the best-selling reggae album ever, with sales of more than 12 million copies.
****** wow im surprised that so many people didnt know his father was white. but it doesnt even matter, because bob marley stood for one love, and for all of the people debating on race should just listen to his music and appreciate WHAT HE STOOD FOR. all this hate and discrimination is what bob marley hated
"Until the colour of a man's skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes
Me say war"
-Robert Nesta Marley
song: where is my mother by Bob Marley and the wailers