Bob Marley Day is a birthday tribute to remember the reggae singer. Bob Marley would have been 68 years old on February 6, 2013 if the Jamaican singer had not died of skin cancer in 1981 at the age of 36.
The Huffington Post says that Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers, which was released three years after his death, is reggae’s biggest selling album to date, with more than 10 million copies sold in the United States and an estimated 25 million worldwide. Bob Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Time Magazine honored Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century.
Ziggy Marley spoke about his father in the first documentary authorized by the family. Ziggy said that Bob Marley’s association with marijuana has led to another day being remember as well:
“I think 4/20 is a special day. Of course, with our culture we use herb for so many different things, not just for smoking. I think it’s something that we’re not going to hide from, and I think it’s appropriate because it’s a part of our culture and a part of Bob’s music. If you love Bob’s music, well guess what, herb is a part of Bob’s music.”
Bob Marley probably would have been delighted that American marijuana laws have slowly been progressing toward legalizing marijuana.
What do you plan on doing to celebrate Bob Marley a Happy Birthday?