Bob Marley is born Nesta Robert Marley in Jamaica.
He was 36 when he died of a rare form of cancer in 1981.
In his lifetime he never even got a Grammy nomination. Yet another reason a Grammy means almost nothing.
Finally in 2001 he got a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”.
Marley, who would have turned 73 today, sang about everything from love to freedom to self-reflection.
His breakthrough? His album “Live!”. Recorded at the Lyceum in London on July 19, 1975.
Full Album…audio only
Here’s a poor recording of the press conference the night before the concert