Robert Nesta Marley was born in Saint Ann Parish, February 6 1945 and died May 11 1981. He was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician, considered one of pioneer’s of Reggie, 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.
Over the course of his career Marley became known as a Rastafai icon,and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaica music and culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for the legalization of marijuana, while he also advocated for pan- Africanism.