Exodus (1977), The Wailing Wailers(1965), The Best of The Wailers (1971), Catch a Fire and Burnin’ (1973) : these are some of the titles of the albums released and sung by the unforgettable Bob Marley. We want to remember this popular and world famous artist because forty years ago, on the 11th may 1981, Robert Nesta Marley, known as Bob Marley , died.
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 made him a global figure in popular culture all over the world. 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 was controversial in his outspoken support for the legalization of marijuana. During his time in London he recorded the album Exodus which incorporated elements of blues, soul, and British rock and enjoyed widespread commercial and critical success. We want to thank him for his song “No woman no cry” for its simplicity and strong and deep meaning. Here’s the link of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHlSE9j5FGY.