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REMEMBERING BOB MARLEY - AN ARTIST IS BORN - February 6, 2014

Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes out in remembrance of BOB MARLEY (1945). A singer, guitarist, percussionist and songwriter, Marley began his musical career as the frontman for THE WAILERS. He later released material as a solo artist. Recognized for his distinctive vocal and songwriting stylings, he released some of the earliest reggae records with The Wailers and ultimately achieved worldwide fame with them, selling 21 million albums worldwide. Unfortunately, Marley passed away back in 1981 at the age of 36 due to cancer.

Other notable music birthdays today include singer/songwriter Kate McGarrigle (1946), Angel guitarist Punky Meadows (1950), Dictators guitarist Scott Kempner (1954), drummer Jerry Marotta (1956), session drummer Simon Phillips (1957), and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose (1962).