|Robert Nesta Marley|
Like any person that lives in the fullness of their potential, Bob was able to bring his message to the world through the bond of a group. In 1963 Robert Nesta Marley, Hubert Winston McIntosh and Neville Livingston came together to form The Wailers. While their original music had an American influence, the self-taught musicians eventually developed their own sound and the world received a more authentic, powerful version of The Wailers that we know as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
|Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh - The Wailers|
The full strength of Bob Marley's legacy has become evident as we watch his children take their place in music and business. As the oldest of their "Lion Order", Ziggy is guiding the family as they expand their father's memory to include their own vision. The Marley family continues to bring us music, but now they've expanded to clothing, coffee, and humanitarian efforts with each venture steeped in their father's philosophy on love and life.
|Right: Bob Marley with a very young Ziggy Marley. Left: A more recent image of Ziggy Marley.|
Regardless what we believe, Bob Marley's message of One Love cannot be denied:
"I don't stand for the black man's side. I don't stand for the white man's side. I stand for God's side." -Bob Marley
Check out The Wailers in their first British television appearance performing Concrete Jungle. Please note the level of cool Peter Tosh brings to this performance. One of my favorites from my absolute favorites!