It’s been 39 years since Jamaica and the world said their final
goodbye to the “king of reggae”, and still, to this day, Bob Marley is
regarded as the most prolific, most successful and most influential
reggae musician of all time.
Marley made timeless music, and built a legacy that has
transcended generations and inspired all reggae artists that came after
Robert Nesta Marley got his start in music in Trench Town,
Kingston, as part of the musical trio, “The Wailers”, alongside Bunny
Wailer and Peter Tosh. In 1964, the group had their first taste of local
success when their single “Simmer Down” became the year’s number one
hit song, selling an estimated 70,000 copies. By this time, Jamaica’s
popular music scene was changing, from ska and rocksteady to a n...