Acclaimed songwiter, singer, guitarist brought raggae to the world

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Bob Marley

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Sold more than 75 million records

Bob (Robert Nesta) Marley was the most famous and influential Jamaican songwriter and performer of Reggae music.

Bob Marley’s band, the Wailers, (founded in 1964 with Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingstone) recorded such albums as Catch a Fire, Natty Dread, Exodus and Uprising.

Marley’s best-known songs include “I Shot the Sheriff," "Could You Be Loved," "Stir It Up," "Redemption Song" and "One Love." Eric Clapton and Johnny Nash scored international smash hits with Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” and “Stir It Up,” respectively.

By the time of his death at 36 from cancer, Marley was a revered cultural and political figure worldwide.

Wrote "I Shot The Sheriff"

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Acknowledgements

ASCAP

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (www.grammy.com)

All Music Guide (www.allmusic.com)

Top Pop Singles:1955-1999. Whitburn, Joel. Record Research, Inc. 1999.

Top Pop Album:1955-2001. Whitburn, Joel. Record Research, Inc. 2001.