Essay Archive - Biography of Bob Marley
Biography of Bob Marley
Marley, Bob (1945-1981), Jamaican singer, guitarist, and songwriter,
a pioneer of Jamaican reggae music. Considered one of the greatest artists
of the genre, he was the first Jamaican reggae performer to achieve
significant international stardom.
He was born Robert Nesta Marley in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann, Jamaica.
Marley was learning the welding trade in Kingston when he formed his first
harmony group, the Rudeboys, in 1961. The group later became known as the
Wailers. The Wailers included vocalists Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh,
both of whom later embarked on succe....