Today is Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley’s birthday—or would have been if he were still alive. Marley died over thirty years ago. His music lives on, though, as if he were still with us. My favourite is, One Love, a classic Bob Marley & The Wailers song.
Bob Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was born on the Island of Jamaica in the mountains of St. Ann parish. I grew up a few miles away in the parish capital, St. Ann’s Bay, also the birthplace of Black Nationalist, Marcus Garvey.
“One Love” was chosen as the best music of Jamaica over the last 50 years and was named song of the millennium by the BBC.