Bob Marley continues to impact music, even 36 years after his passing. Celebrating the life and impact of the reggae legend, SiriusXM’s The Joint (Ch. 42) comes together with fans for a Big Up Bob Marley fan takeover through the month of May.
Fans can call a dedicated hotline — (844) 264-5631 — and share their thoughts and memories of Bob Marley and the impact he had on them.
Born in Jamaica on February 6, 1945, Robert Nesta Marley became an integral part of popularizing reggae music around the world, earning him an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and ranking among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone with and his album Exodus earning the title of Album of the Century by Time Magazine.
Beyond music, Marley’s legacy includes awards from the United Nations for his messages of peace, and Jamaica’s third highest honor, the Jamaican Order of Merit.
Following complications from melanoma, Marley passed away on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36.
SiriusXM The Joint’s tribute with messages from fans runs through May 31st.