New Prints Part 3: Marley


HÖRFA have unveiled their newest prints, with six fresh designs to choose from.

Learn all about the inspiration behind our stunning new designs.

Marley

Robert Nesta Marley, was a Jamaican singer and songwriter born on February 6, 1945, widely considered as the ‘King of Reggae’.

His contributions to music made him a global figure in popular culture from the beginnings of his professional musical career in 1963, after forming Bob Marley and the Wailers, and paved the way for Jamaican music stars of today.

The live version of ‘No Woman No Cry’ in 1975, made the Rastafarian a global superstar, and the singer sought to infuse his music with a sense of spirituality to also be considered a global symbol of Jamaican culture and identity.

Two years after his most recognised song became an overnight success, Marley released Exodus, a record which went on to be voted as Rolling Stones Magazine’s greatest ever album.

In 1977, Marley was diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma and died as a result of the illness in May 1981. His fans around the world expressed their grief, and he received a state funeral in Jamaica.

He was a revolutionary voice for the human rights of the poor and a prophet of his time. His philosophy and music combined touched the hearts of millions across continents, colours and religions.

One of his greatest quotes was, “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.”

The greatest hits album Legend was posthumously released in 1984, and subsequently became the best-selling reggae album of all-time. Marley also ranks as one of the best-selling music artists of all-time, with estimated sales of more than 75 million records worldwide, and his music continues to live on.


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