Jamaica celebrates 70th birthday of late reggae great Bob Marley

February 6, 2015 6:16 PM

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Jamaica celebrates 70th birthday of late reggae great Bob Marley

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaicans celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of late reggae legend Bob Marley on Friday with a jamming session at his former home and a free concert as the Caribbean island continues to wrestle over his place in its pantheon of heroes.

Marley, who was born in Nine Miles, northwest Jamaica, died on May 11, 1981, in a Florida hospital from cancer age 36.

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