About Bob Marley
Island living just wouldn’t be complete without a monkey butler, coconut telephone, and the breezy steel drum grooves of one Bob Marley.
The perpetually euphoric Jamaican singer/songwriter embodied the Jah spirit he championed in his many songs about love, peace, and understanding.
With the help of his famed backing band the Wailers, Marley transcended both race and social barriers unlike any other musician that came before him, writing songs that spoke to the plight and struggles of the common man.
In 1977 Marley released his magnum opus in Exodus, considered by many critics to be one of the greatest albums of all time.
However, his crowning achievement remains the tireless “Redemption Song”, which was written shortly after Marley was diagnosed with the same cancer that would later claim his life on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36.
His other Reggae classics include “No Woman No Cry”, “Three Little Birds”, and “One Love”.
Influenced: The Clash, The Police, U2, Santana, Eric Clapton, Sublime, 311