Together Bob and the Wailers became well known after their first hit, “Simmer Down”, sold 80,000 copies. They went one to make many other number one hits and became internationally famous.
In 1966 Bob got married to Rita Anderson and joined his mother in Delaware where he worked in a Chrysler car factory under the name Donald Marley
You are now husband and wife.
When His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I visited Jamaica in April, 1966. had a profound impact upon Rita and Bob. Bob soon adopted the Rastafarian way of life and began wearing his hair in dreadlocks.
I'm going to grow dreadlocks and become a rasta
In 1970 Bob developed reggae music and became widely popular. Bob Marley and The Wailer first album that was released in the UK was “Soul Rebels”
During his life Bob Marley received a number of awards the Peace Medal of the Third World Countries awarded by the United Nations 1978, The Jamaican Order of Merit 1981. After his death he was honored for his contribution to music in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 1994. His last award posthumously was the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2001.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Bob Marley Died of skin cancer at the age of 36 on the 11 May 1981 Miami Florida USA. He will always be remembered to be one of the best reggae artist this world has ever known.