Stephen Marley is born
Stephen Robert Nesta "Raggamuffin" Marley (born April 20, 1972 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a Jamaican American musician and the son of reggae legend Bob Marley and his wife Rita Marley.
Stephen Marley was part of the reggae group Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers with his siblings Ziggy, Cedella, and Sharon. In 1980, at age 8, Stephen took lead vocals on "Sugar Pie", which he also performed live at the 1982 Jamaica World Music Festival in Montego Bay. In 1985 Stephen was featured on a 12" single titled "Jah Is The Healing" (reverse side to "Naah Leggo", a Tuff Gong Jamaican release), and again on "Lord We A Come" from the 1986 Melody Makers release Hey World. Many tracks feature Stephen DJ/Ragga/Rudeboy toasting in support of Ziggy's lead, including on the track "Unuh Nuh Listen Yet" from Play the Game Right (1985). Later tracks featuring Stephen on lead vocal include "A Who A Say," "Problem With My Woman," "What Conquers Defeat," "Rebel In Disguise," "African Herbsman," "Mama," "Tipsy Dazy," "Traffic Jam," "Bygones," "Keep On," "Postman," "Long Winter," "Five Days A Year," "Notice," "Jah Bless", "All Day All Night," "One Good Spliff," and "High Tide or Low Tide."
A member of the celebrated Marley sibling group The Melody Makers since the age of seven, the Grammy winning producer, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has also been the driving creative force behind the music of his brothers. Stephen's production, performance and writing credits recently earned him two Grammys-giving him a total of five: more than any other Marley family member or reggae artist in history.