Reggae Star Bob Marley Official First Day Cover Stamps From Jamaica 1981

Bob Marley is the “Reggae King.” He’s the Jamaican musician, singer & songwriter most responsible for reggae’s international success. A pioneer who’s earliest fame came with good friends Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer as Bob Marley & The Wailers. “Simmer Down” was one of their ska classics. Bob drove a BMW not because he loved the car. It’s because he loved the letters BMW. They stood for Bob Marley & the Wailers.   Bob resurrected an old time 60’s tune and turned it into a soft stoned love poem. “We’ll be together with a roof right over our head.” “We’ll share the shelter of my single bed.” This would be a popular theme as several Marley songs lead to his single bed. He’s fathered 11 children. Rumor is there’s many more. But no one’s done “The Math!” After solo careers for Bob and these Wailers, he achieved fortune, fame and an idolization that’s as powerful today as when he was gone in 1981.   He’s sold 15 million albums in the U.S. and 25 million worldwide. He continues to outsell most reggae artists 30 years after his passing. Bob Marley’s estate earned $21 million last year Marley’s huge reggae influence […]

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