30 Years Gone – The Anniversary Of Bob Marley’s Passing [VIDEO]
It's been 30 years since the death of one of the most influential musicians and songwriters of all time, Bob Marley (May 11th, 1981). And as with many legends who died at a young age (36), his music seems even bigger today.
Bob Marley's reggae sound continues to reverberate with new bands and artists picking up the mantle today. The Wailers, his band of musicians and 'brothers' primarily comprised of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer are legendary in their own right.
There's nothing more enjoyable than playing a Marley album when you're in the mood to relax on a laid back weekend. I particularly enjoy 'Exodus' which has now sold over 25 million copies since its release. If you want a treat that's a little more under the radar, grab a copy of 'Survival'. Yeah it's his most political work, fighting oppression of every sort, but the music is absolutely top notch.
Of course, you're in good shape if you've got the 'Legend' album which is basically a 'best of' or 'greatest hits' (no pun intended). 'Stir It Up', 'Get Up Stand Up', 'Three Little Birds', 'One Love' and 'Is This Love' are some of the finest music ever recorded. And the 'Burnin' disc contains the original 'I Shot The Sheriff' which went all the way to #1 as performed by Eric Clapton in 1974.
It's a good weekend to reminisce on the legend and his music. Bob Marley lives on through the rhythm of Reggae. Feel the vibration: