When it comes to the topic of all time great musicians that left us far too early, Bob Marley is rightfully on any and every list for his legendary contributions to music and the entertainment industry as a whole. With today being what would have been his birthday, we’re taking a deeper look at all of the Bob Marley albums, in order. While Marley might have passed away super young, he did some pretty incredible things in the course of his 36-year lifespan, which also included being an activist. The artist’s professional music career started 1963 when he formed a band called the Wailers (which would eventually become known as Bob Marley & the Wailers), who released their debut album The Wailing Wailers in 1965, which led to a record deal with Island Records.
What followed was thirteen more studio albums (two of which would be released posthumously), and two live albums, all of which would make him not just what many consider to be the greatest and most successful reggae artist of all time, but one of the greatest and most accomplished artists of all time in any genre with 75 million records sold worldwide.