Bob Marley

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Bob Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer and guitarist, best known as the frontman of Bob Marley & The Wailers. Marley remains the most famous reggae musician in the world and made the genre popular to an international audience.

His best known hits were "I Shot The Sherrif", "No Woman, No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Exodus", "One Love", "Redemption Song" and "Jamming". Marley is very popular in Third World countries thanks to his rebellious lyrics which promote resistance to injustice, peace and love. In music circles he is highly regarded as an intelligent, philosophical songwriter whose simple, metaphoric texts and spiritual dimension appealed to people of all nationalities and ages.

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Zappa quotes Jamming in A Little Green Rosetta: "Good God, you're really jamming, jamming. Now the reggae version! Hey for the people in the Third World: we haven't forgotten anyone in this song."