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Robert Nesta Marley, known as Bob Marley, born on February 6, 1945, and passing on May 11, 1981, was a Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter, celebrated as a pioneer of reggae music. Marley's work, combining reggae, ska, and rocksteady, made him a global figure in popular culture and a symbol of Jamaican music and culture. He started his career in 1963 with the formation of the group "Teenagers," later known as the Wailers, releasing influential albums like "Catch a Fire" and "Burnin'." Marley gained international fame with songs like "No Woman, No Cry" and "I Shot the Sheriff," and his album "Exodus" was critically acclaimed. Despite an assassination attempt in 1976, he continued his musical career until his death in 1981 due to melanoma. Marley's posthumous honors include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the best-selling reggae album of all time, "Legend."

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