Ziggy Marley

Jamaican Musician
Born Oct 17, 1968

David "Ziggy" Marley is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is the oldest son of famed reggae musician Bob Marley. His father gave him the nickname "Ziggy" due to the soccer move of the same name, and it is a nickname for "a small joint".… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on October 17, 1968.
1979 10 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 1979, Ziggy and his siblings Sharon, Cedella and Stephen formed the Melody Makers – named after the British weekly pop/rock music newspaper, Melody Maker – and made their recording debut with "Children Playing in the Streets". … Read More


1984 15 Years Old 1 More Event
After Bob Marley’s passing, Ziggy began performing in his place alongside the Wailers at various shows around Jamaica, and in 1984 the group went on tour in support of the year’s Bob Marley ’Legend’ compilation album release.
1986 17 Years Old In 1986, Hey World was released and credited to Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers. … Read More


1996 27 Years Old In 1996 Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers released a song called "Love Power" for the Jim Henson soundtrack movie Muppet Treasure Island with the composers Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
1997 28 Years Old In early 1997, the group performed at the tribute concert "Marley Magic Live" in Central Park, New York on the Summerstage. … Read More


2000 31 Years Old In 2000, the group released their live album "Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers Live, Vol. 1", which charted at #5 on the Top Reggae Albums chart.
2001 32 Years Old In May 2001, the group released a concert DVD "Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers Live". … Read More
2003 34 Years Old Ziggy Marley's debut solo album, Dragonfly was released on 15 April 2003. … Read More
2006 37 Years Old On 2 July 2006, his second solo album, Love Is My Religion, was released on his independent record company Tuff Gong Worldwide. The album carried on the reggae-style pop sound and the lyrical themes established in Dragonfly. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, making it Ziggy's 4th Grammy win. Collaborated for the Crayons album Crayons being released during summer of 2008 debuting at #17 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, which was also its peak and again peaking at #5 on the US R&B albums chart in 2009. … Read More


2009 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On 5 May 2009, his third solo children's album Family Time, was released on Tuff Gong Worldwide. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old In 2011, Marley recorded the featured single for the film You Got Served: Beat the World, entitled "Express Yourself," featuring Nneka. … Read More
2013 44 Years Old He also appeared on Counting Cars on the History channel. It premiered in June 2013; In the episode, he meets Danny at Vamped to commission a restoration on his father, Bob Marley's, vintage Mercedes. … Read More
2014 45 Years Old Ziggy Marley produced an unreleased EP for LOONER (band). An indie rock act belonging to his longtime percussionist Angel Roché Jr. Ziggy co-wrote the song "Home" with them, it was released in 2014 on Avian Recording Company. … Read More
2016 47 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Marley later announced his sixth solo album Ziggy Marley to be released spring 2016. … Read More
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