My history hero: Bob Marley (1945–81)

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became the first reggae superstar, notching up a string of hits with songs like 'Jamming' and 'One Love'. Diagnosed with skin cancer in 1977, the committed Rastafari died four years later, aged just 36. His posthumous greatest hits compilation, Legend (1984), is still the world's biggest-selling reggae album...

Bob Marley performs live on stage with the Wailers in Holland

This articles first published in the October 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine.

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