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Bob Marley & The Wailers
Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1963-1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981).
Bob Marley was a member of the Rastafari movement, whose culture was a key element in the development of reggae. Bob Marley became an ardent proponent of Rastafari, taking their music out of the socially deprived areas of Jamaica and onto the international music scene.
He died in 1981 at the age of 36 due to a malignant melanoma but he still remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music.
"That until that day
The dream of lasting peace,
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,
But never attained
Now everywhere is war - war..."
from "War" by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album: "Rastaman Vibration" - 1976
The lyrics are almost literally derived from a speech made by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I before the United Nations General Assembly in 1963.
"Preacher man don't tell me heaven is under the earth
I know you don't know what life is really worth
Is not all that glitters in gold and
Half the story has never been told
So now you see the light, aay
Stand up for your right..."
from "Get up Stand up" by Bob Marley and the Wailers
It is a reggae song written by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.
Album: "Burning" - 1973