*Photos Courtesy of Various Sources
Today, The Honorable Robert Nesta Marley officially celebrates his 70th Anniversary. Despite his passing in 1981, he is more popular than ever. Marley’s compilation album, Legend (1984), is the most successful reggae album of all time and continues to sell tens of millions of copies worldwide. The King of Reggae helped popularize the genre across the globe from the United States to Japan (and everywhere in between).
In honor of his 70th anniversary, we decided to show you how much Bob Marley has influenced musicians around the world with The Playing For Change (PFC) Band. The PFC Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps raise money to build music and art schools for children across the planet. The PFC Band, comprises of the world’s best musicians, to record classic songs that resonate with all audiences. In addition to their albums, they also tour extensively around the world to raise money for their noble cause. The PFC Band loves reggae as much as we do, especially Bob Marley! Take a look at the PFC Band playing his hits like “One Love”, “Three Little Birds” and more. You may see some familiar faces in the videos too! Happy 70th Birthday Bob!
“Redemption Song” featuring Stephen Marley
“Words of Wonder/Get Up, Stand Up” featuring Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
“War/No More Trouble” featuring Bono of U2
“Three Little Birds”