Bob Marley is the “Reggae King.” He’s the Jamaican musician, singer & songwriter most responsible for reggae’s international success. A pioneer who’s earliest fame came with good friends Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer as Bob Marley & The Wailers. “Simmer Down” was one of their ska classics. Bob drove a BMW not because he loved the car. It’s because he loved the letters BMW. They stood for Bob Marley & the Wailers.
Bob resurrected an old time 60’s tune and turned it into a soft stoned love poem. “We’ll be together with a roof right over our head.” “We’ll share the shelter of my single bed.” This would be a popular theme as several Marley songs lead to his single bed. He’s fathered 11 children. Rumor is there’s many more. But no one’s done “The Math!” After solo careers for Bob and these Wailers, he achieved fortune, fame and an idolization that’s as powerful today as when he was gone in 1981.
He’s sold 15 million albums in the U.S. and 25 million worldwide. He continues to outsell most reggae artists 30 years after his passing. Bob Marley’s estate earned $21 million last year Marley’s huge reggae influence and inspiration will always have him at # 1. His worldwide classics “One Love,” “Stir It Up,” “No Woman” “No Cry,” “Buffalo Soldier,” & “Could You Be Loved,” are anthems everywhere reggae music is celebrated.
These favorites offer a common Bob Marley theme. Overcome social injustice, no matter what the question might be. Love is the answer and always will be the answer. He offered “Love the Life you Lead” “Live the Life You Love.” “There will never be.” “No love at all!” “Don’t worry about a thing.” “Every little thing is gonna be alright.” Smoking herb is and always will be the gospel. “Smoking herb helps us free our minds.” “Smoking weed reveals you to yourself.” “Why should I drink and drive.” “When I can smoke and fly.”
We thank Bob Marley for his great music, spirit and generosity. Celebrating the man who gave “No Woman” “No Cry,” songwriting credit to Vincent Ford. His childhood pal from the Trenchtown Ghetto in Kingston. These residual checks helped Vincent keep his Trenchtown Soup Kitchen open for his entire lifetime.
We celebrate “Reggae Icon Time,” as we share our Bob Marley 1981 special issue first day cover cancelled envelope. Each stamp features a different image of Marley set against a sheet of music of one of his songs. My Forever Treasures leaves you with these Bob Marley words. “The day you stop racing.” “Is the day you’ve won the race.” **All of our clients are Winners.:)
Bob Marley – Live In Rockpalast, Dortmund (Full Concert) – 1980