Bob Marley Quotes
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Robert Nesta Marley, OM, and forged a reputation as touring artists. A year later, The Wailers disbanded, and Marley continued to use band's name for which to release his solo material. His debut studio album, Natty Dread; it incorporated elements of blues, soul, and British rock and enjoyed universal critical success, and is widely considered one of the best albums of all-time.
Over the course of his career, Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and the singer sought to infuse his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for the legalization of marijuana, while he also advocated for Pan-Africanism.
In 1977, Marley was diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma, and in 1981, he died as a result of the illness. Marley's fans around the world expressed their grief, and he received a state funeral in Jamaica. The greatest hits album, Legend, was released in 1984, and subsequently became the best-selling reggae album of all time. He also ranks as one of the best-selling music artists of all-time, with estimated sales of more than 75 million records worldwide, while his sound and style have influenced artists of various genres. He was posthumously honored by Jamaica soon after his death, as he was designated the nation's Order of Merit award.