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A Music Legend Gone Too Soon

Singer and songwriter Bob Marley died on the 11th of May 1981.


Robert Nesta Marley was born in 1945 and his introduction to music came at a young age via American radio stations that reached Jamaica.

He met future band mates including Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer in 1963.

The band's first album The Wailing Wailers was released in 1965 and the band released 11 albums.

Whilst they never achieved huge global record sales, Bob's meaningful lyrics and energy at their live performances made him a superstar in Jamaica and wordwide.

A malignant melanoma was found under on one of Bob's toes in 1977 and he was advised to have the toe removed but he refused.

His health declined over the next four years but he continued recording and performing live.

He sadly passed away at age just 36 but left an amazing musical legacy.