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Pot at Marley concert outrages activist

DEL MAR, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An anti-drug activist told an agency overseeing a Del Mar, Calif., fairground she was appalled to see abundant marijuana smoking at a Ziggy Marley concert.
Marley kin won't license music for movie

Marley kin won't license music for movie

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 24 (UPI) -- Bob Marley's family said that, in keeping with its longstanding policy, it won't license the late Jamaican singer's music for an upcoming bio-picture.

Marley documentary refused music license

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood studio Weinstein Co. has been unable to obtain the rights to Bob Marley's music for an upcoming documentary on the reggae singer.

Ziggy Marley to re-release 'Love'

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Jamaican recording artist Ziggy Marley announced the re-release of his album "Love Is My Religion" as part of an independent distribution deal.

ACL Fest announces 130-act lineup

AUSTIN, Texas, May 10 (UPI) -- Officials Thursday announced a 130-act Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup, featuring acts ranging from Bob Dylan and the Indigo Girls to Arctic Monkeys.

New album finishes Kidjo's African trilogy

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- African-born singer Angelique Kidjo said her new album "Djin Djin" is the end of a trilogy about her racial heritage.

Marley's son says love is the answer

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Ziggy Marley says the title of his new album, "Love is My Religion," genuinely reflects his beliefs.

Family, supporters remember Bob Marley

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Family and supporters of Bob Marley gathered in the Ethiopian capital to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the singer's birth.

Hip-Hop voter drive coming to L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network national voter registration drive is heading for Southern California, network chairman Russell Simmons said Thursday.

Bob Marley's sons gather for tribute tour

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Bob Marley's sons have signed on to headline a U.S. tribute concert to their reggae legend father, the first time the brothers have toured together.

Tough guys to tell 'Shark Tale'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Robert DeNiro, Martin Scorsese, Peter Falk, Michael Imperioli and Vincent Pastore are ganging up for a new film.

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Ziggy Marley
Ziggy Marley performs in concert as part of 311's "Summer Unity Tour 2009" at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California on July 11, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley (born October 17, 1968, Trenchtown, Jamaica) is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is the oldest son of Rita and Bob Marley, the reggae musician.

In 1979, Ziggy and his siblings, Cedella, Stephen and Sharon made their recording debut with their father, "Children Playing in the Streets". The Melody Makers, as the group came to be known, played occasionally for several years, including at their father's funeral in 1981. Their debut LP was Play the Game Right, which was a very pop-oriented album, earning Ziggy some derision from critics. The band's label, EMI, wanted to market Ziggy as a solo act, and so the Melody Makers moved to Virgin Records, where they recorded Conscious Party (1988, produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth). The album was critically and popularly successful, as was One Bright Day (1989) and Jahmekya (1991). Some of his most popular singles include "True To Myself", "Drive", "People Get Ready", and his US Top 40 and UK Top 20 hit "Tomorrow People".

As the 1990s continued, the Melody Makers' sales slowly declined, beginning with Joy and Blues (1993) and continuing with Free Like We Want 2 B (1995).

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