Jamaica’s national holiday
1945, Born on this day, Bob Marley singer / songwriter and guitarist who had the 1981 UK No.8 single with ‘No Woman No Cry’, plus over ten other UK Top 40 singles and the 1976 US No.8 & UK No. 15 album ‘Rastaman Vibration’. Marley died of cancer on May 11th 1981. The 1984 ‘Best Of’ album spent 330 weeks on the UK chart. In 1990, February 6th was proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica to commemorate his birth. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Bio Courtesy of ThisDayinMusic.com/Feature photo – Bob Marley in 1976 | AFP-JIJI