Happy Birthday, Bob Marley! Feb. 6, 1945
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Birth name Nesta Robert Marley
Also known asTuff Gong
Born (1945-02-06) 6 February 1945
Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica
Died 11 May 1981 (1981-05-11) (aged 36)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Genres Reggae, ska, rocksteady
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, saxophone, harmonica, percussion, horn
Years active 1962–1981
Labels Studio One, Upsetter, Tuff Gong
Associated acts Bob Marley & The Wailers, Wailers Band, The Upsetters, I Threes
Nesta Robert Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981), more widely and commonly known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1963-1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.
Marley’s music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of Jamaica. His best-known hits include “I Shot the Sheriff”, “No Woman, No Cry”, “Could You Be Loved”, “Stir It Up”, “Get Up Stand Up”, “Jamming”, “Redemption Song”, “One Love” and, “Three Little Birds”, as well as the posthumous releases “Buffalo Soldier” and “Iron Lion Zion”. The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae’s best-selling album, going ten times Platinum which is also known as one Diamond in the U.S., and selling 25 million copies worldwide.
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Bob Marley & the Wailers 7-21-1979 Live Full Show
Announcer Intro. for Dick Gregory
Dick Gregory Speech then he Introduces Bob Marley
Them Belly Full
No More Trouble
Lively Up Yourself
No Woman No Cry
Get Up Stand Up
Wake Up & Live
Band Intros by Junior Marvin
– 1st performance of these 2 new songs. also during these 2 new songs bob marley made several short speeches which was unusual for bob
Bob Marley – rhythm guitar & vocals
Carlton Barrett – drums
Aston “Family Man Barrett – bass
Junior Marvin – guitar
Al Anderson – lead guitar
Tyrone Downie – keyboards
Earl “Wya”Lindo – organ & clavinet
Alvin “Seeco” Patterson – percussion
Rita Marley – backing vocals
Judy Mowatt – backing vocals
Marcia Griffiths – backing vocals
On July 21, 1979 Bob Marley and The Wailers, Dick Gregory, Olatunji, Eddie Palmieri, Jabula, the art of Black Dance and Patti Labelle came to Harvard Stadium in Boston for a concert to benefit the on-going struggles in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. The concert was called AMANDLA.: Festival of Unity. A benfit Concert for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to Southern Africa.
25 years later in making this video of the performance of Bob Marley and the Wailers, we celebrate the triumph of these liberation struggles of the people of Southern Africa for equality, dignity and self determination.
This videotape is dedicated in memory of Bob marley singer of songs of freedom and in memory of Kwame Olatunji who was responsible for recording this historic event
This videotape is for the private non-commercial use of the Amandla Production Collective and Haymarket Concerts