Bob Marley  

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"In the late 1960s reggae, a reinterpretation of American rhythm and blues, became popular around the world, due in large part to the international success of Bob Marley. Marley was viewed as a Rastafarian messianic figure by some fans, particularly throughout the Caribbean, Africa, and among Native Americans and Australian Aborigines. His lyrics about love, redemption and natural beauty captivated audiences." --Sholem Stein

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Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945May 11 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist. He is the most widely known performer of reggae music.

Marley is best known for his reggae songs, which include the hits "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Three Little Birds", "Exodus", "Could You Be Loved", "Jammin'", "Redemption Song", and "One Love".

With Lee Perry

After a conflict with Coxsone Dodd in the late summer of 1970, Marley and his band teamed up with Lee "Scratch" Perry (who Marley had met when Perry was studio supervisor at Studio One) and his studio band, The Upsetters. Although the alliance lasted less than a year, they recorded what many consider The Wailers' finest work. Marley and Perry split after a dispute regarding the assignment of recording rights, but they would remain friends and work together again. The output of this 1970-1971 period was released on Soul Rebels (1970), Soul Revolution (1971), Soul Revolution Part II (1971), African Herbsman (1973) and Rasta Revolution (1974) on the Upsetter/Trojan label.

Studio albums

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