It’s May 11 and music lovers worldwide commemorate the death anniversary of Reggae legend, Bob Marley.
Let’s take a look back at the undying legacy he has left behind.
With the numerous remixes and covers of his songs from a wide range of artists, it is clear Bob Marley’s message transcended race, class and creed.
Born on 6th February 1945, Bob Marley began his professional career with The Wailers at just 18 years of age and soon became a pioneering leader of the reggae movement that swept across Britain.
Coming out of Jamaica, Bob Marley was soon pumping from the stereos in working-class estates across the nation as his mix of rocksteady, ska, and reggae all blended perfectly.
Bob Marley’s buttery style when put alongside his intelligence and soft-spoken words of hope, the singer soon became a cultural icon and music legend to many globally.
By the time of his death, on May 11th, 1981, Marley had become a phenomenon.
The singer, never bowing to commercial pressure or emboldening his own ego, remains a pure figure of anti-establishment which still rings true to this day and has become a part of the singer’s legacy.
While Marley’s image and iconography are as strong today as it was when he was living, it is his songs that remain the brightest beacon of his message.
CANDIIDONLINE presents eight of Bob Marley’s greatest hits of all time in no particular order:
- Redemption Song
- Johnny Was
- One Love
- I Shot the Sheriff
- No Woman, No Cry
- Guava Jelly
- Is this Love
- Three Little Birds