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The iconic musician, who died of melanoma on May 11, 1981, continues to be celebrated through his legacy and music as new fans started to embrace his talents.

 

Today would have been Bob Marley’s 69th birthday.

Marley was born in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica on Feb. 6, 1945. His Jamaican roots remained a cornerstone of Marley’s personal identity and musical style, selling over 20 million records throughout his career. Marley began his career in music as part of The Wailers, a group which helped to shape the reggae genre as they released some of the earliest albums of its kind. In the mid–’70s, Bob Marley launched his solo career, quickly becoming a cultural icon, largely due to the popularity of his album “Exodus.”

 

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Happy Birthday Bob Marley as the Late Singer Would’ve Been 69 Years Old!  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com