On 6th February 2023 we celebrate what would have been the 78th birthday of the One Love singer, an artist who gave the people the strength to carry on and fight for what’s right.
He passed away at the young age of 36 in 1981, but there's no doubt he achieved a huge amount in his short life - and his legacy lives on still today.
‘Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be all right.’
We’re sure you’ve heard the song countless times, and it’s a motto we try to live by every day.
Marley’s music explored his life experiences growing up in Kingston and his Rastafari beliefs. He spread a message of peace and unity (as in the iconic One Love) during times of serious political unrest. This is what has made Marley not just relevant to his time but to ours as well. His greatest hits compilation, Legend, has sold a whopping 27.9 million copies since it was released in 1984!
One love refers to a universal love and respect expressed by all people for all people. While it has been 42 years since Bob Marley passed away, his band The Wailers is still going strong and spreading the love. In fact, it was Marley’s dying request that the band keep the music alive.
Happy Birthday, Bob! ❤