Free piano sheet music from Bob Marley
About Bob Marley
Robert Nesta Marley, known better after his stage name Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, musician and guitarist.
He was born on the farm of his grandfather in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica. Bob Marley left Nine Mile when he was 12 years old and moved to Trenchtown, Kingston.
In February 1962, Bob Marley recorded four of his greatest songs: "One Cup of Coffee", "Judge Not", "Do You Still Love Me?" and "Terror". It's important to note that these four songs were recorded under his pseudonym Bobby Martell.
After a short time he was part of a vocal group which included Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Beverley Kelso and Junior Braithwaite.
In 1963, they were called The Teenagers, but not for long time, because they changed the name to The Wailing Rudeboys. After a short period of time, they changed their name once again to The Wailing Wailers.
Things didn’t stop here, and in 1972, Bob Marley signed with CBS Records in London. After that he went in a UK tour with the American singer, Johnny Nash.
The Wailers broke up in 1974. The exact reason for their separation is unknown. Some people believe that there was some disagreements, others think that the artists preferred solo careers. And the truth is that three main members have solo careers.
Even after the band’s break-up, Marley continued recording as "Bob Marley & The Wailers", but in a new band composition.
1975 was a great year for Marley. He had his fist international big success with his first hit he released outside Jamaica. The hit was from the album "Natty Dread" and it was titled "No Woman, No Cry", .
The artist's songs are well suited to be transposed into piano sheets. The rhythms of the songs are keeping their spirit when you play their piano notes and keys. Bob Marley's sheet music for "No Woman, No Cry" for example is ranged for A3-A5. Another example of how good his music is played on piano is the sheet music of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry", which is composed in the original key of C major. This score can be played on piano, guitar or keyboard.
At the end of 1976, Marley left Jamaica and went to England. There he recorded the albums "Exodus" and "Kaya". Both had a great popularity, especially the album "Exodus" which included four UK hit singles: "Exodus", "Jamming", "Waiting in Vain", and "One Love", and also it stayed on the British album charts for fifty-six weeks. The albums gave him a high reputation worldwide.
Under the name "Bob Marley & The Wailers", Bob Marley released a total of eleven albums, four live albums and seven studio albums.
Bob Marley's final studio album was named Uprising, and it was released in 1980, and has a religious feature. Piano tabs for Bob Marley's songs are available online, on our website, for anyone who would like to play his songs.
He has been diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma in 1977 and died four years later, on May 11th 1981 in Miami, at only 36 years old.
|Birth Name:||Robert Nesta Marley|
|Born:||6 February 1945 In Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica|
|Died:||11 May 1981, Aged 36, In Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|Genres:||Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady|
|Occupations:||Songwriter, Guitarist , Musician, Singer|
|Instruments:||Vocals, Percussion, Guitar|
|Labels:||Wail'n Soul'm, Studio One, Upsetter, Beverley's, Tuff Gong, Island, JAD|
|Parents:||- Norval Sinclair Marley (1885–1955)|
- Cedella Booker (1926–2008)