Bob Marley Legacy and Influence in Music Continues to Produce a Huge Stream of Revenue for His Estate.
Bob Marley Legacy
Bob Marley's music and legend have gone from strength to strength in the years since his early death at age 36.
Bob Marley's influence in music continues to produce a huge stream of revenue for his estate, which now has businesses in several spheres such as fashion, recording and branding of products and services to name a few.
Today almost anywhere in the world when the name Bob Marley is mentioned it is recognized by old and young. He remains enormously popular and well known all over the world.Particularly so in Africa after having written many songs speaking to the issues of mental slavery, poverty, and other social injustices that have scourged and continue to negatively impact the continent .
Bob Marley and the Wailers music is acknowledged and loved in places that they or he never even step foot such as the Philippines, Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana, and Taiwan among others.
Bob Marley Life after Death
In January 2005, numerous reports surfaced both in Jamaican and international media indicating the Marley’s wife Rita Marley had intended to exhume the Marley’s remains from its resting place in Nine Miles, Portland to Shashamane, Ethiopia.
This she later cited as being in accordance with Marley’s wishes. In supporting her actions Mrs. Marley said in a statement simply stated that "Bob's whole life is about Africa, it is not Jamaica."
There is as lot of resistance to this proposal in Jamaica, with members of the Rastafarian community as well as the general public expressing displeasure with the announcement.
The birthday celebrations for what would have been his 60th birthday in February 2005 were celebrated in Ethiopia for the first time, having previously always been held in Jamaica.
Marley received many awards in addition to international recognition during his life time and also posthumously.
Below are just a few of them.
• Rolling Stone’s Band of the Year in 1976.
• The Peace Medal of the Third World in 1978 from the United Nations
• The Order of Merit (Jamaica’s highest honour) in 1981
Posthumous Awards and Honours:
• Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
• Album of the Century by Time Magazine for Exodus in 1999.
• Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001and also the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the same year.
Bob Marley's Biography
Bob Marley Biography:Bob Marley's Early Musical Career
Bob Marley Biography:Bob Marley Almost Fatal Attack
Bob Marley Biography:Bob Marley's Later Career
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