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Nesta Robert Marley—known to the world as Bob Marley—was a famous Jamaican reggae musician born on February 6th, 1945. He began his career in a band called the Wailers in 1963.
In the late 1960s, Marley became a Rastafarian and this heavily influenced his music.
During the 1970s, Marley formed the band Bob Marley and the Wailers. The group produced several successful albums that reached the masses and introduced the world to reggae music.
On May 11th, 1981, Bob Marley died of cancer in Miami at the age of 36. Although his life was tragically short, his musical talents live on.
These Bob Marley quotes aptly capture his spirituality and beliefs.
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#1. Bob Marley was half-white and half-black. Born to a white British naval captain and a black Jamaican village girl, one of Bob’s nicknames growing up was “White Boy.”
#2. In 2014, Forbes Magazine listed Marley as fifth on the list of the highest-earning dead celebrities. This revenue came from a combination of album sales, cannabis, coffee, and clothing accessories from the Tuff Gong clothing line.
#3. Bob Marley got the nickname “Tuff Gong” because he defended himself as a kid in Trenchtown.
#4. After discovering his manager Don Taylor had been stealing from him, Bob beat him within an inch of his life—then fired him.
#5. When he died in 1981, over 40,000 people filed past his coffin.
Although Bob Marley’s life was short, his influence on the music community was enormous. I hope you enjoyed these uplifting and famous Bob Marley quotes. Did we miss any? Add your quotes in the comments below!
— Quincy Seale
Quincy is KIM's lead editor and content writer, and has invested in online properties since 2009. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie and his dog Oban. When not working on KIM, he enjoys traveling, poker, and anything related to crypto.