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BOB MARLEY, REGGAE LEGEND BORN
February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981

Bob Marley, Jamacian reggae singer/songwriter is born in Nine Miles, Jamaica.

Marley would popularize both reggae music and Rastafariansim World wide during his short but impactful life.

Robert Nesta Marley OM was a Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture to this day. Over the course of his career, Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality.

He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican music and culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for democratic social reforms. In 1976, Marley survived an assassination attempt in his home, which was thought to be politically motivated. He also supported legalisation of marijuana, and advocated for Pan-Africanism.
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