Despite being recognised as a music legend, he never won a Grammy.
In May 2001, Marley was voted the third greatest lyracist of all time by BBC News Online users. Bob Dylan and John Lennon finished ahead of him.
In December 1976, Marley survived as assassination bearing minor injuries in his chest and arm.
Marley was burried in a crypt at Nine Miles with a Gibson Les Paul Guitar, a soccer ball, a cannibus bud, and a Bible.
Marley was given a funeral in Jamaica.
Marley was a passionate fan of football.
Marley was a rastafarian.
Marley was 5'7".
Bob Marley's first song to be recorded was Judge Not. It was recorded in 1962, but not under Marley's name.
Bob Marley was also known as "Tuff Gong" for his physical strength.
In 2004, he was ranked #11 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Bob Marley's song No Woman No Cry is ranked #97 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.
In February 2001, he receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In March 1994, Bob was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Lived in Germany for a few months in 1981 for treatment for his cancer.
During the last months of his life he suffered from very serious seizures.
He was taught to play the guitar by Peter Tosh.
He suffered from a form of skin cancer called "malignant melanoma". This form of cancer is very uncommon within black people and it is believed that he got this form of skin cancer because his father was white.
He refused to amputate his cancer affected toe because of his religious beliefs.
He lived in the United States shortly in 1966
He is considered by many to be the first superstar from the Third World.
He was arrested in England for possession of a joint of a marijuana.
His album 'Exodus' was chosen by Time magazine as the greatest album of the 20th century.
His song One Love has been used a lot for Jamaican tourism commercials.
His father was Welsh army officer Norval St. Clair Marley and his mother was black Jamaican grocer Cedella Malcolm.
He was buried with his favorite guitar, a cherry-red Fender Stratocaster.
His grandson, Zion David, born was born 3 August 1997 and his granddaughter, Selah Louise, was born 18 November 1998.
He was a vegetarian.
Bob had thirteen kids; Imani, Sharon, Cedella, Ziggy, Stephen, Stephanie, Julian, Makeda, Karen, Damian, Robbie, Ky-Mani and Rohan. Eight of his children are illegitimate, two are adopted.
He was awarded the International Peace Medal by the African delegation to the United Nations in 1978. He was also an official guest at Zimbabwe's independence celebration two years later, an honor Marley was quoted as saying was the highest he'd ever received.
Bob Marley sung Reggae. Some of his songs were Three Little Birds, Buffalo Soldier, and I Shot the Sheriff.
Bob: I love the development of our music, that's what I really dig about the whole thing. How we've tried to develop, y'know? It grows. That's why every day people come forward with new songs. Music goes on forever.
Bob: (from the song War) We Africans will fight. We find it necessary. And we know we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil.
Bob: Rasta no abide amputation. I don't allow a man to be dismantled.
Bob: My fadda was a guy yunno, from England here, yunno? Him was like…like you can read it yunno, it's one o'dem slave stories: white guy get the black woman and breed her. He's a English guy… I t'ink. Cos me see him one time yunno. My mother? My Mother African.
Bob: The stone that the builder refused to lay should always be the head corners stone. You're a builder baby; here I am a stone.
Bob: The power of philosophy floats through my head, light like a feather, heavy as lead.
Bob: The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.
Bob: Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality.
Bob: People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people.
Bob: One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob: Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.
Bob: Man is a universe within himself.
Bob: Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live
Bob: Just can't live that negative way... make way for the positive day!
Bob: If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.
Bob: Me don't dip on the black man's side nor the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.
Bob: Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow.
Bob: Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
Bob: Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet.
Bob: I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.
Bob: (When told that it was illegal to grow marijuana, that is created by God.) You mean they can tell God that it's not legal?
Bob: (From his song "Redemption song") Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind. Have no fear for atomic energy, cos none of them can stop the time.
Bob: My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
Bob: I have a BMW, but only because BMW stands for Bob Marley and The Wailers, and not because I need an expensive car.
Bob: My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.