Bob Marley: Legendary Buffalo Soldier!!!...

One of the most legendary and iconic songwriters and performers in reggae, and all, music is the beloved Bob Marley.  Marley’s message of peace, love and unity to this day is being spread throughout popular culture.  His music has influenced many artists, people and movements across the globe.  Marley brought the reggae and Rasta movement to the attention of mainstream culture that, without him, otherwise may never have been achieved.  His likeness can be seen countless times on art, clothing and accessories, signifying his importance to our global society even some thirty years after his death! Marley was born Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley on February 6, 1945 in the village of Nine Mile, in Saint Parish, Jamaica.  A Jamaican passport official would later swap his first and middle names; lending to his choice of the Bob moniker.  Many are not aware of Marley’s mixed heritage; his father, Norval Sinclair Marley, was a White English-Jamaican, whose family came from Sussex, England.  Marley often was questioned about his racial heritage throughout his life, stating: “I don’t have prejudice against myself. My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don’t deh pon nobody’s side. Me don’t deh pon the black man’s side nor the white man’s side. Me deh pon God’s side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.”  This sentiment definitely fits in with Marley’s belief and push unity throughout all races and backgrounds. In 1963, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith formed a ska and rocksteady group, calling themselves “The Teenagers”. They later changed their name to “The Wailing Rudeboys”, then to “The Wailing Wailers”, at which point they were discovered by record...