This Thursday is Bob Marley Day

Tune in to hear a Bob Marley track on the top of the hour, every hour from 7am-7pm this Thursday

Thursday 11th May Marks The Anniversary of Bob Marley’s Death.

Committed Rastafari Bob Marley, who started life off with band The Wailers, started his solo career in 1974. His distinctive songwriting and vocal ability has established him as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.

Few musicians remain as beloved, few make as big an impact as Bob, and it’s no surprise that fans and institutions around the world continue to pay tribute to the reggae legend.

To celebrate his legacy, Mi-Soul Radio will be playing a track from his remarkable collection on the top of the hour, every hour.



  • He was born Nesta Robert Marley
  • His nickname was “White Boy”
  • He was a palm reader
  • His first job was an apprentice welder.
  • His best subject at school was Maths
  • The Tuff Gong Label was set up by Bob
  • Before The Wailers, the band were called The Teenagers
  • Under the name Bob Marley and the Wailers eleven albums were released, four live albums and seven studio albums.
  • In 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma
  • He had 11 children
  • A statue was inaugurated, next to the national stadium on Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston to commemorate him.
  • His final words to his son Ziggy were “Money can’t buy life

None but ourselves can free our minds. Bob Marley