Today in Black History
TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY! Bob Marley “The King of Reggae" was born in St. Ann Jamaica on this day in 1945.
Marley's list of accomplishments are legendary and immeasurable and are attributable to both his life and music. Bob Marley not only helped fans forget their troubles and dance, he also advocated for social change.
After his death in 1981, Bob Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994; in December 1999, his 1977 album “Exodus” was named Album of the Century by Time Magazine and his song “One Love” was designated Song of the Millennium by the BBC. Since its release in 1984, Marley’s “Legend” compilation has annually sold over 250,000 copies according to Nielsen Sound Scan, and it is only the 17th album to exceed sales of 10 million copies since SoundScan began keeping tabs in 1991.
Bob Marley's music was never awarded with a Grammy but in 2001 he was bestowed The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor given by the Recording Academy to “performers who during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.”
No doubt he is a legend and we celebrate him on this day in Black History.
My favorite quote by Bob Marley: "The truth is everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for."
Check out Bob Marley in concert performing my top three Marley favs: