Happy Birthday, Bob Marley! Feb. 6, 1945

Bob Marley

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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

Website http://bobmarley.com

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.[1]

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.[2] 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”,[3] 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.,[4] and selling 25 million copies worldwide.[5][6]


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Uploaded on Jul 24, 2011

Bob Marley & the Wailers 7-21-1979 Live Full Show

Announcer Intro. for Dick Gregory
Dick Gregory Speech then he Introduces Bob Marley
Positive Vibration
Slave Driver
Them Belly Full
Runnin Away
Crazy Baldhead
The Heathen
No More Trouble
Lively Up Yourself
No Woman No Cry
Get Up Stand Up

Encore Appluase:
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

Band Members
Bob Marley – rhythm guitar & vocals

The Wailers
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

I Threes
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


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