Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley died 35 years ago, but his albums are still among the best-selling of all time.
Born Robert Nesta Marley in 1945, he began his career in The Wailers in 1963 and became a Rastafarian in the late 1960s.
He is said to have fathered at least 11 children and lived in the UK in the 1970s following a failed assassination attempt against him in Kingston.
Much of his music called for social change and he became famous for the likes of “No Woman, No Cry,” “Buffalo Soldier” and “One Love.”
“Marley wasn’t singing about how peace could come easily to the world, but rather how hell on Earth comes too easily to too many,” said Mikal Gilmore from Rolling Stone.
“His songs were his memories; he had lived with the wretched, he had seen the down-pressers and those whom they pressed down.”
Marley died of cancer in Miami at the age of 36 in 1981.
Check out these five best quotes from Reggae legend Bob Marley!
- “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”
- “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul – wisdom is better than silver or gold.”
- “Man is a universe within himself.”
- “None but ourselves can free our minds.”
- “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”