Bob Marley

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1994

Inducted by: Bono

Nominated in: 1990   1994

First Eligible: 1991 Ceremony

Snubbed Members: Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, Tyrone Downie, Marcia Griffiths, Earl Lindo, Junior Marvin, Judy Mowatt, Rita Marley, Alvin Patterson, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Al Anderson

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1992 (ranked #21) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Catch A Fire (1973)
Burnin' (1973)
Natty Dread (1974)
Exodus (1977)
Uprising (1980)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
I Shot The Sheriff (1973)
Stir It Up (1973)
Get Up, Stand Up (1973)
No Woman No Cry (1974)
One Love/People Get Ready (1977)
Jamming (1977)
Three Little Birds (1977)
Redemption Song (1980)
Could You Be Loved (1980)
Buffalo Soldier (1983)

Bob Marley @ Wikipedia

Bob Marley Videos


18 comments so far (post your own)

...But he is not ROCK & ROLL performer...!!!!!! He does ReGGAe?!?!?! doesn't he??????

Posted by Eli on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 08:41am

He DID reggae until he died 26 years ago.

He WAS not rock & roll.

This is 1 of the things that irks me so much about this institution. I know it's not the United Nations or The Bank For International Settlements, but when they put people like Marley in like they're rockers it's obvious that left wing politics is the ONLY reason. It really hurts their credibility.

He should be induced as an influence, not a performer.

Posted by SG on Friday, 07.13.07 @ 02:46am

What irks me is that the put Marley in officially, but not the Wailers? WTF? No Peter Tosh or Bunny Livingston? And while I'm at it where's Lee Perry or Toots & the Maytals?

Posted by Chalkie on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 09:41am

No Pete "Legalize It" Tosh???!!!!

What gives?!!?!

Posted by Bohgfxcju on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 19:33pm

Bob Marley is not my personal favorite but way more deserving and legendary then Madona.

Posted by Mike on Friday, 11.28.08 @ 06:03am

It shows and says a lot when the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" puts a artist like him in.. A very good choice indeed..

Posted by rockinsue on Tuesday, 09.1.09 @ 12:29pm

rockinsue n mike have got the idea.

bob marley to me is legendary.. sure he is reggae but this man is the first name that comes to mind when i hear a hall of fame for music... go and listen to some of his greatest hits n even someone who doesnt appreciate reggae or hippie music will see why this man deserves to be on this list

:) bob marley forever reggae king

Posted by chloe on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 23:03pm

chloe...Bob Marley was inducted in '94, so would you please do some research instead of getting on here and mindlessly rambling...there's enough of that on here!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 08:07am


ABBA and MADONNA are about 100x more relevant in the RRHF than that guy.

Posted by CRC on Thursday, 04.1.10 @ 16:44pm


Leonard Cohen
Laura Nyro
Bob Marley
Jackie DeShannon
Earth, Wind & Fire
David Foster
Johnny Mandel
Tom Adair & Matt Dennis
Sunny Skylar
Jesse Stone

Special Awards

The Johnny Mercer Award
Phil Collins (Already inducted in 2003)

The Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award
Phil Ramone

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 04.22.10 @ 12:48pm

He pressed both hands found were going to . : (495) 638-50-88. came back and balls, shimmy.

Posted by ekivcompo on Sunday, 11.14.10 @ 23:32pm

Bob Marley deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.

Posted by Levi on Tuesday, 02.21.12 @ 14:03pm

The Wailers

01. Peter Tosh
02. Bunny Wailer
03. Cherry Smith
04. Beverley Kelso
05. Junior Braithwaite
06. Constantine Walker
07. Hugh Malcolm
08. Aston Barrett
09. Carlton Barrett
10. Earl Lindo
11. Alvin Patterson
12. Rita Marley
13. Marcia Griffiths
14. Judy Mowatt
15. Al Anderson
16. Tyrone Downie
17. Junior Marvin

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 23:08pm

He's wasn't a Rock & Roller, but indeed he was talented, very creative and very influential to many rock & roll bands today.

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 21:20pm

For god sakes ITS BOB MARELY
he is one of the biggest stars
That has ever lived!!! Run DMC
Isnt rock but they are in the hof!

Posted by matt on Saturday, 07.18.15 @ 16:28pm

Uhh, matt... Bob Marley is in the Hall. Gold letters means they're in.

Posted by dmg on Saturday, 07.18.15 @ 17:10pm

So where is Ziggy on this forum? I wouldn't be surprised if he gets in someday......
Let's hope so....!

Posted by Happy on Saturday, 07.18.15 @ 20:12pm

Bob Marley debi ser inductado junto a The Wailers, lo inductaron en solitario como si hubiese sido solista, he ignorando todo el trabajo de PeterTosh,Bunny Wailer y los dems msicos que aportaron su trabajo a cada lbum lbum. Es una falta de respeto con tan buenos msicos y da por hecho que RHOF es enorme a la hora de cometer nefastos errores.

Posted by Pablo Rodas on Sunday, 05.21.17 @ 13:41pm

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