Bob Marley B Marley, B_ Marley, B, Marley, B. Marley, B. MaleyJamaican singer, songwriter and musician. Born: February 6, 1945 Nine Miles, Jamaica. Died: May 11, 1981 of cancer in Miami, Florida, USA Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1963-1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981). 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", "Get Up Stand Up", "Jamming", "Redemption Song", "One Love" and, "Three Little Birds", as well as the posthumous releases "Buffalo Soldier" and "Iron Lion Zion". The compilation album Legend, released three years after his death, is reggae's best-selling album, going ten times Platinum which is also known as one Diamond in the U.S., and selling 25 million copies worldwide. Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (Performer) Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.
Wailers Bob Marley & The Wailers, Les Wailers, Orig Wailers, Original Wailers, The Dynamic Wailers, The Never Ending WailersJamaican reggae and ska vocal group formed as The Wailin' Wailers in 1963 by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite, Ermine 'Cherry Smith' Bramwell and Beverley Kelso. The Wailers became the name of the backing band of Bob Marley (in Bob Marley & The Wailers) when Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left the group in 1974 (even if some Lee Perry productions like Soul Rebels or Soul Revolution Part II from 1970 and 1971 used the Bob Marley & The Wailers credit yet) but were still credited as The Wailers on Bob Marley & The Wailers albums (in credits). After Bob Marley's death in 1981, the group played with artist like Alpha Blondy, Joe Yamanaka, Donald And Lulu Davidson or Winston Jarrett and later released their own records and toured using the name The Wailers Band (that first appeared in 1989 on the I.D. album). For the American garage rock group see The Wailers (2).