blending mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions.Starting out in 1963 with the group The Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide.Marley has also evolved into a global symbol, which has been endlessly merchandised through a variety of mediums.
In 1978 he released the album Kaya, which included the hit singles "Is This Love" and "Satisfy My Soul".
Diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma in 1977, Marley died on in Miami at age 36.
He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.
He is considered one of the most influential musicians of all time and credited with popularising reggae music around the world, as well as serving as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity.
Bob Marley attended Stepney Primary and Junior High School which serves the catchment area of Saint Ann.
Marley left Nine Mile with his mother when he was 12 and moved to Trenchtown, Kingston.