Bob Marley

Quick Facts

Full NameRobert Nesta Marley
Date of BirthFebruary 6, 1945
Date of DeathMay 11, 1981
Place of BirthNine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Place of DeathMiami, Florida, U.S.
Other NamesSkip, Tuff Gong
OccupationsSinger, musician, songwriter
SpouseRita Marley (m. 1966)
Children11, including Sharon, Cedella, David “Ziggy”, Stephen, Rohan, Julian, Ky-Mani, Damian
ParentsNorval Sinclair Marley (father), Cedella Booker (mother)
GenresReggae, ska, rocksteady, folk
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Net Worth$11.5 million
Years Active1962–1980
LabelsBeverley’s, Studio One, JAD, Wail’n Soul’m, Upsetter, Tuff Gong, Island
Formerly ofThe Wailers
Honors– Order of Merit by Jamaica – Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) – Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award – Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – Induction into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame – Other national and international honors
Achievements– Legend album: best-selling reggae album of all time – Estimated sales of over 75 million records worldwide – Ranked No. 11 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time – Ranked No. 98 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time

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