The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Bob Marley

Induction category: Performer
Presented by: Bono


Inductee: Bob Marley (vocals, guitar; born February 6, 1945, died May 11, 1981) Bob Marley was reggae’s foremost practitioner and emissary, embodying its spirit and spreading its gospel to all corners of the globe. His extraordinary body of work embraces ...

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Bob Marley Highlights

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"Rock and roll loves its juvenilia, its caricatures, its cartoons - the protest singer, the gospel singer, the popstar, the sex god, your more mature messiah-types. We love the extremes, and we're expected to choose. The mud of the blues or the oxygen of gospel, the hell hound on our trail or the band of angels. Well, Bob Marley didn't choose or walk down the middle. He raced to the edges, embracing a oneness. His oneness."

- Bono inducts Bob Marley into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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