Council declares Bob Marley Day in LA

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(CNS) – The City Council will declare today Bob Marley Day in Los Angeles, honoring the late iconic Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter in connection with the DVD release of the documentary “Marley.”

Two of Marley’s children, Ziggy and Karen, will accept a proclamation from Councilman Tom LaBonge announcing Bob Marley Day in Los Angeles.

Born Feb. 6, 1945, in the rural community of Nine Miles in the mountainous terrain of the Jamaican parish of St. Ann, Marley went on to become the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers and Bob Marley & and The Wailers.

Marley’s best-known hits include “I Shot the Sheriff“;”No Woman, No Cry”; “Could You Be Loved“; “Stir It Up”;”Jamming”; “Redemption Song“; “One Love” and together with The Wailers, “Three Little Birds” and the posthumous releases “Buffalo Soldier” and “Iron Lion Zion.”

The compilation album “Legend,” released three years after he died from cancer 1981 at the age of 36, is the best-selling reggae album.

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