Bob Marley's 30th Death Anniversary
Today is 11th May 2011 and on today 30 years to the death of legendary music icon Bob Marley have been completed. Bob Marley was a reggae legend and most beloved musician. He was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. His full name was Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley and he was born on 6th February 1945 in Jamica. While he was died on 11th May 1981 just at age of 36. He was died in Miami due to malignant melanoma, a dangerous type of cancer that was found on his toe in 1977 and spread to his brain in four years causing his death.
He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.
Marley's music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of Jamaica. His best-known hits include "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Stir It Up", "Jamming", "Redemption Song", "One Love" and, together with The Wailers, "Three Little Birds", as well as the posthumous releases "Buffalo Soldier" and "Iron Lion Zion". The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae's best-selling album, going ten times Platinum (Diamond) in the U.S., and selling 25 million copies worldwide.