Today marks exactly 39 years after the Reggae legend Bob Marley died. Known for numerous songs and his unique lifestyle of preaching peace. Bob Marley still remains relevant even after passing away 39 years ago.
Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley’s contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide and made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade.
Here are some interesting facts about Bob Marley
- His Real Name
Bob Marley was actually born Nesta Robert Marley in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, in 1945. His first and middle name were switched after people pointed out that “Nesta” seemed like a girl’s name.
Marley also earned the nickname “Tuff Gong” as a teenager for the toughness he showed growing up in Kingston’s Trench Town. He later called his record label Tuff Gong, which is now part of Island Records.
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