Bob Marley & The Wailers in History

Events in Music


MurderAssassination Attempt

1967-12-03 Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley

Birthdays in Music

  • 1944-10-19 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers -"Get Up Stand Up"; Mystic Man, Legalize It), born in Westmoreland, Jamaica (d. 1987)

Person of interestBob Marley

1945-02-06 Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae musician (Exodus, One Love), born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica (d. 1981)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1947-04-10 Bunny Wailer [Neville O'Riley Livingston], Jamaican vocalist and percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2021)
  • 1950-12-17 Carlton "Carly" Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (The Upsetters; Bob Marley & Wailers), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • 1953-01-07 Earl Lindo, Jamaican reggae keyboardist (Bob Marley & the Wailers), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • 1968-10-17 Ziggy Marley, Jamaican reggae performer and son of Bob Marley, born in Kingston, Jamaica

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1966-02-10 Reggae Musician Bob Marley (21) marries fellow musician Rita Anderson (19)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley

Deaths in Music


Person of interestBob Marley

1981-05-11 Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae musician (One Love), dies of brain and lung cancer at 36

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1987-04-17 Carlton "Carly" Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (The Upsetters; Bob Marley & Wailers), murdered at 36
  • 1987-09-11 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers -"Get Up Stand Up"; Mystic Man, Legalize It), shot dead at his home in Jamaica at 42
  • 1999-06-02 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • 2021-03-02 Bunny Wailer [Neville O'Riley Livingston], Jamaican vocalist and percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley), dies of stroke complications at 73