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Bob Marley
Born: February 6, 1945 in St. Ann, JamaiCa
Died: May 11, 1981 in Miami, Fl
Active: '60s, '70s, '80s Major
Styles: Political Reggae, Roots Reggae, Rocksteady
Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Representative
Albums: "African Herbsman", "Natty Dread", "Babylon by Bus" Representative
Songs: "African Herbsman", "Trench Town Rock", "Stir It Up"

UPC Type Title
602498677612 (i) CD 127 King Street
4988005650122 (i) CD 127King Street
646315012224 CD 400 Years
602537589913 CD 5 Classic Albums
602498345030 (i) CD Africa Unite-the Singles
060768039926 CD African Herbsman
5050159906420 (i) CD African Herbsman
725543356918 Vinyl African Herbsman
4520879007376 (i) CD Agoura Hall '75 (& the Wailers)
8712273300528 (i) CD All in One/Natural Mystic/Kaya (Triple Treasures)
602498677629 (i) CD Ammunition Dub Collection
4988005650139 (i) CD Ammunition Dub Collection
600753156766 CD B Is for Bob
731454890021 CD Babylon by Bus
4988005650085 (i) CD Babylon by Bus
4988005614155 (i) CD Babylon by Bus(& the Wailers)
4988005471505 (i) CD Babylon by Bus
5397001511112 (i) CD Best of
602498183779 CD Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers-Millennium Collec
8231950113829 CD Best of the Early Singles
741157112016 Vinyl Best of the Upsetter Singles 1970-19
725543316318 Vinyl Birth of a Legend
090204997534 CD Bob Marley
090204903276 CD Bob Marley
5051503200423 CD Bob Marley
5051503400342 CD Bob Marley & Friends
096009302429 CD Bob Marley & the Wailers: Vol. 1
600753318614 CD Bob Marley & the Wailers: Vol. 1-in Dub
096009302528 CD Bob Marley & the Wailers: Vol. 2
886919425628 CD Bob Marley Live
890133001049 CD Bob Marley Remixed
024266106320 CD Bob Marley: Vol. 2-Golden Hits
5022810156321 CD Bob Marley: Vol. 2-Natural Mystic
751848873324 CD Bob Marley: Vol. 2-One Love/Roots
4011222235329 (i) CD Bob Marley: Vol. 1-Sun Is Shining
4011222235336 (i) CD Bob Marley: Vol. 2: Soul Rebel
5055396350708 (i) DVD Bob Marley-Music Milestones-Review of a Legend
600753391648 Vinyl Bob Marley & the Wailers: Vol. 1-in Dub
4988005650023 (i) CD Burnin
4988005444547 (i) CD Burnin
731454889421 CD Burnin'
731454889414 (i) Vinyl Burnin'
731454889322 CD Catch a Fire
4988005650016 (i) CD Catch a Fire
801213016693 DVD Catch a Fire: Classic Album
042284620116 Vinyl Catch a Fire
778325223328 CD Celebration
731454640428 CD Chant Down Babylon
602498439227 (i) CD Collor Collection
883717019226 CD Concrete Rebel
731454890328 CD Confrontation
4988005650115 (i) CD Confrontation
8712273111346 (i) DVD Could You Be Loved
731452441928 CD Dreams of Freedom
883717019646 CD Dub Collection
886976362928 (i) CD Early Years
7798141332342 CD Essential Box
731454889827 (i) CD Exodus
4988005650061 (i) CD Exodus
4988005614131 (i) CD Exodus
600753184196 Vinyl Exodus
4988005439338 (i) CD Exodus (Mini LP Sleeve)
4988005617514 (i) CD Exodus: Deluxe Edition
602517340794 CD Exodus-30th Anniversary Edition
602517340848 CD Exodus-30th Anniversary Edition
602517340800 (i) Vinyl Exodus-30th Anniversary Edition
602498134276 (i) CD Feel Alright
8712177059652 (i) Vinyl Germany 1980
602498268308 CD Gold
076119510013 (i) CD Gold
602498737071 (i) CD Gold (1967-1972)
881162804626 CD Gold Collection 1970-71
607707400821 CD Golden Classics
024266101622 CD Golden Hits
886973020920 (i) CD Hit Collection
4988005742780 (i) CD In Dub 1
731454889926 CD Kaya
602537293261 CD Kaya
4988005650078 (i) CD Kaya
602537315567 Vinyl Kaya
4988005614148 (i) CD Kaya (& the Wailers)
4988005772152 (i) CD Kaya 35th Anniversary
4988005461667 (i) CD Kaya/Babylon by Bus
883717006226 CD Keep on Skanking
883717400154 CD Keep on Skanking
024081100022 CD Kings of Reggae
5413992503070 CD Lee Perry Sessions
741157339628 CD Lee Scratch Perry Masters
725543360113 Vinyl Lee Scratch Perry Masters
731454890427 CD Legend
731458671428 CD Legend
602498125373 CD Legend
4988005514790 (i) CD Legend
602498081082 DVD Legend
600753030523 Vinyl Legend
5060143491467 (i) Vinyl Legend
602527309132 CD Legend (Rarities Edition)
093652290226 CD Legend in Sax
093652261219 Vinyl Legend in Dub
093652262612 Vinyl Legend in Sax
5050749500601 (i) DVD Legend Live
600753430873 CD Legend Remixed
600753433621 Vinyl Legend Remixed
602517930308 CD Limited Deluxe
883717006028 CD Lion Heart
4988005502308 (i) CD Live
4988005471468 (i) CD Live
4988005650047 (i) CD Live
602498235973 DVD Live
4988005614117 (i) CD Live (& the Wailers)
602498010419 CD Live at the Roxy-Complete Concert
4995879236697 (i) CD Live at the Quiet Night Club J
602498260074 (i) DVD Live at the Rainbow
602527471358 CD Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh Pa SE
602527470115 CD Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh Pa SE
4988005649980 (i) CD Live Forever
731454889629 CD Live!
4988005439260 (i) CD Live! (Mini LP Sleeve)
4524135304131 (i) CD Lively Up Yourself
602498748626 CD Man to Man
602527985985 CD Marley-Original Soundtrack (2 CD)
602527985992 Vinyl Marley-Original Soundtrack (3 LP)
600753149195 (i) CD Masters Collection
024266108829 CD Mellow Mood
723723401724 CD Mr Chatterbox
731454889520 CD Natty Dread
4988005650030 (i) CD Natty Dread
4988005614100 (i) CD Natty Dread (& the Wailers)
4988005471451 (i) CD Natty Dread
600753163238 (i) Vinyl Natty Dread
731454890724 CD Natural Mystic
883717006325 CD Natural Mystic
646315012026 CD No Sympathy
5099751388326 (i) CD One Love
4988005650276 (i) CD One Love
4988005289803 (i) CD One Love: Very Best of
602498671092 (i) CD Original Cuts
886974703426 CD Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Marley & the Wailer
883717019622 CD Rainbow Country
731454889728 CD Rastaman Vibration
044006344621 CD Rastaman Vibration
4988005471475 (i) CD Rastaman Vibration
4988005650054 (i) CD Rastaman Vibration
4988005461650 (i) CD Rastaman Vibration/Exodus
4988005614124 (i) CD Rastaman Vibration: Deluxe Edition
600753030639 (i) Vinyl Rastaman Vibration
731454890526 CD Rebel Music
4988005389480 (i) CD Rebel Music
778325100124 CD Rebel's Hop
741157823516 Vinyl Reggae Classics
4011222317902 (i) CD Reggae Legend
602517619487 (i) CD Reggae Legends
4988005366108 (i) CD Reggae on Broadway-Best of Early
5014797671232 (i) CD Reggae with Soul: Roots of Bob Marley & the Wailer
8712177049912 (i) CD Reggae's Got Soul
741157403329 CD Reggaeton Mixes
666496403826 CD Remix Hits
4524135304148 (i) CD Revelation
741157134124 CD Revolution Experience
060768048126 CD Roots of a Legend (CD/DVD)
855345001133 CD Roots Rock Remixed
4006408060741 (i) CD Satisfy My Soul
883717006523 CD Small Axe
602527511863 (i) CD Small Axe: The Uk Upsetter Recordings 1970-1972
731451443220 CD Songs of Freedom
600753034200 (i) CD Songs of Freedom
5051503100419 CD Soul Almighty
5050159905324 (i) CD Soul Rebels
4028466400062 (i) CD Soul Rebel
741157554113 Vinyl Soul Rebel
725543632814 Vinyl Soul Rebels
4543807010590 (i) CD Springtime Anthology-Meets Lee
823564518695 (i) DVD Stations of Thecross Unauthorized
646315011722 CD Stop That Train
4995879236680 (i) CD Studio Recordings Intro to the
731454890120 CD Survival
4988005650092 (i) CD Survival
7798136572333 (i) CD Talent
731454890625 CD Talkin' Blues
883717006127 CD Thank You Lord
883717019639 CD Touch Me
883717006424 CD Trench Town Rock
617917217126 CD Trench Town Rock
803415574520 CD Trench Town Rock
886977047824 CD Trenchtown Days: Birth of a Le
7798082989667 CD Trilogy
090204902057 CD Try Me-Really the Best
602498201541 (i) CD Universal Masters Collection
731454890229 CD Uprising
4988005650108 (i) CD Uprising
4988005614179 (i) CD Uprising (& the Wailers)
602498726822 (i) CD Wail'N Soul'M Singles Selecta
4995879236703 (i) CD Welcome to Dub Rock

Biography: Reggae's most transcendent and iconic figure, Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist to achieve international superstardom, in the process introducing the music of his native island nation to the far-flung corners of the globe. Marley's music gave voice to the day-to-day struggles of the Jamaican experience, vividly capturing not only the plight of the country's impoverished and oppressed but also the devout spirituality that remains their source of strength. His songs of faith, devotion, and revolution created a legacy that continues to live on not only through the music of his extended family but also through generations of artists the world over touched by his genius.

Robert Nesta Marley was born February 6, 1945, in rural St. Ann's Parish, Jamaica; the son of a middle-aged white father and teenaged black mother, he left home at 14 to pursue a music career in Kingston, becoming a pupil of local singer and devout Rastafarian Joe Higgs. He cut his first single, "Judge Not," in 1962 for Leslie Kong, severing ties with the famed producer soon after over a monetary dispute. In 1963 Marley teamed with fellow singers Peter Tosh, Bunny Livingston, Junior Braithwaite, Beverly Kelso, and Cherry Smith to form the vocal group the Teenagers; later rechristened the Wailing Rudeboys and later simply the Wailers, they signed on with producer Coxsone Dodd's legendary Studio One and recorded their debut, "I'm Still Waiting." When Braithwaite and Smith exited the Wailers, Marley assumed lead vocal duties, and in early 1964 the group's follow-up, "Simmer Down," topped the Jamaican charts. A series of singles including "Let Him Go (Rude Boy Get Gail)," "Dancing Shoes," "Jerk in Time," "Who Feels It Knows It," and "What Am I to Do" followed, and in all, the Wailers recorded some 70 tracks for Dodd before disbanding in 1966. On February 10 of that year, Marley married Rita Anderson, a singer in the group the Soulettes; she later enjoyed success as a member of the vocal trio the I-Threes. Marley then spent the better part of the year working in a factory in Newark, DE, the home of his mother since 1963.

Upon returning to Jamaica that October, Marley re-formed the Wailers with Livingston and Tosh, releasing "Bend Down Low" on their own short-lived Wail 'N' Soul 'M label; at this time all three members began devoting themselves to the teachings of the Rastafari faith, a cornerstone of Marley's life and music until his death. Beginning in 1968, the Wailers recorded a wealth of new material for producer Danny Sims before teaming the following year with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry; backed by Perry's house band, the Upsetters, the trio cut a number of classics, including "My Cup," "Duppy Conqueror," "Soul Almighty," and "Small Axe," which fused powerful vocals, ingenious rhythms, and visionary production to lay the groundwork for much of the Jamaican music in their wake. Upsetters bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his drummer brother Carlton soon joined the Wailers full-time, and in 1971 the group founded another independent label, Tuff Gong, releasing a handful of singles before signing to Chris Blackwell's Island Records a year later.

1973's Catch a Fire, the Wailers' Island debut, was the first of their albums released outside of Jamaica, and immediately earned worldwide acclaim; the follow-up, Burnin', launched the track "I Shot the Sheriff," a Top Ten hit for Eric Clapton in 1974. With the Wailers poised for stardom, however, both Livingston and Tosh quit the group to pursue solo careers; Marley then brought in the I-Threes, which in addition to Rita Marley consisted of singers Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt. The new lineup proceeded to tour the world prior to releasing their 1975 breakthrough album Natty Dread, scoring their first U.K. Top 40 hit with the classic "No Woman, No Cry." Sellout shows at the London Lyceum, where Marley played to racially mixed crowds, yielded the superb Live! later that year, and with the success of 1976's Rastaman Vibration, which hit the Top Ten in the U.S., it became increasingly clear that his music had carved its own niche within the pop mainstream.

As great as Marley's fame had grown outside of Jamaica, at home he was viewed as a figure of almost mystical proportions, a poet and prophet whose every word had the nation's collective ear. His power was perceived as a threat in some quarters, and on December 3, 1976, he was wounded in an assassination attempt; the ordeal forced Marley to leave Jamaica for over a year. 1977's Exodus was his biggest record to date, generating the hits "Jamming," "Waiting in Vain," and "One Love/People Get Ready"; Kaya was another smash, highlighted by the gorgeous "Is This Love" and "Satisfy My Soul." Another classic live date, Babylon by Bus, preceded the release of 1979's Survival. 1980 loomed as Marley's biggest year yet, kicked off by a concert in the newly liberated Zimbabwe; a tour of the U.S. was announced, but while jogging in New York's Central Park he collapsed, and it was discovered he suffered from cancer that had spread to his brain, lungs, and liver. Uprising was the final album released in Marley's lifetime -- he died May 11, 1981, at age 36.

Posthumous efforts including 1983's Confrontation, the best-selling 1984 retrospective Legend, and the 2012 documentary Marley kept the man's music alive, and his renown continued to grow in the years following his death -- even decades after the fact, he remains synonymous with reggae's world-wide popularity. In the wake of her husband's passing, Rita Marley scored a solo hit with "One Draw," but despite the subsequent success of singles "Many Are Called" and "Play Play," she had largely withdrawn from performing to focus on raising her children by the mid-'80s. Oldest son David, better known as Ziggy, went on to score considerable pop success as the leader of the Melody Makers, a Marley family group comprised of siblings Cedella, Stephen, and Sharon; their 1988 single "Tomorrow People" was a Top 40 U.S. hit, a feat even Bob himself never accomplished. Three other Marley children -- Damian, Julian, and Ky-Mani -- pursued careers in music as well. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi