Thursday, Sep. 03, 2009

Bob Marley

Even in death, Bob Marley can throw one heck of party. Since 1991, when the Jamaican government officially declared the reggae singer's birthday on Feb. 6 a national holiday, thousands of fans have gathered for an annual music festival near his grave — an expansive mausoleum that was erected just a few feet from his childhood home in the village of Nine Miles. (A reggae-themed gift shop and stage also sit nearby.) Marley succumbed to cancer in 1981 at age 36.