About Bob Marley
‘No woman, no cry’, sang Bob Marley in a song cherished for decades. Marley wrote music based on the struggles he experienced and witnessed growing up in the impoverished country of Jamaica. Being a spiritual person also helped him create songs that sang like church hymns. With Rastafarian roots and Reggae style, he spoke to listeners of all backgrounds and lifestyles, making his music appreciated enough to survive the decades. Along with friends Peter Tosh and others, Marley formed The Teenagers, later called The Wailing Rudeboys, and finally The Wailers. The more popular songs from Bob Marley and the Wailers include ‘No Woman, No Cry’, ‘Is This Love/People Get Reading’, ‘Jammin'‘, and more. Their melodic head-bouncing music became popular first in their home country of Jamaica and then worldwide. In Jamaica, Marley was seen as a prophet of sorts, because no other citizen had reached such levels of international fame and recognition. Several lineup changes occurred as band members pursued other projects. Their 1980 tour of the United States was planned and highly anticipated by fans around the country. Sadly, Marley collapsed while jogging and was discovered to be terminally ill. Although Marley lost his life to cancer, fans continue to love his music and pay homage to him with Bob Marley posters and listening to live versions of his songs. You can buy Bob Marley vinyl 33s as well as Bob Marley CD recordings; and, while you can no longer see him perform live, there are several Bob Marley DVDs of concerts as well as documentaries about the singer's life and music. Bob Marley's music has been covered and replicated by several modern artists and has also inspired a new generation of listeners and performers.