Reggae timeline

  • Lee "Scratch" Perry is born

    Lee "Scratch" Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry, on March 20, 1936, in Kendal, Jamaica) is a reggae and dub artist, who has been highly influential... Read more

  • Bob Marley Born

    Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer, songwriter and... Read more

  • Burning Spear Is Born

    Winston Rodney, OD (born March 1, 1948), also known as Burning Spear, is a Grammy Award winning Jamaican roots reggae singer and musician. Like... Read more

  • Reggae is Born

    Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican... Read more

  • Trojan Records - The History Of

    Since its creation in 1968, Trojan Records has led the way in presenting the very best in classic Jamaican sounds, from the Rocksteady and early... Read more

  • Cedella Marley is born

    Cedella Marley (born in Kingston, Jamaica on August 23, 1967) is daughter of reggae artist Bob Marley and Rita Marley. She played in her brothers'... Read more

  • Ziggy Marley is born

    David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley (born October 17, 1968, Trenchtown, Jamaica) is a four time Grammy-winning Jamaican musician and leader of the band... Read more

  • 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... Read more

  • Rohan Marley is born

    Rohan Anthony Marley (born 1972) is the son of late reggae artist Bob Marley and Janet Hunt. He is a member of the Rastafari movement. Marley... Read more

  • Karen Marley is born

    Karen Marley, second daughter of Bob Marley, was born in England in 1973 but grew up in Jamaica. Karen has always had a passion for fashion and... Read more

  • Stephanie Marley is born

    Stephanie was born in Kingston, Jamaica August 17th, sharing her birthday with Jamaica's first National Hero and a leader against oppression,... Read more

  • Julian Marley is born

    Julian Ricardo Marley (born 4 June 1975 in London) is a British reggae musician. He is the son of reggae legend Bob Marley and a Bajan mother, Lucy... Read more

  • Ky-Mani Marley is born

    Ky-Mani Marley (born February 26, 1976, in Falmouth, Jamaica) is a Jamaican actor and reggae musician. He is the son of singer Bob Marley and table... Read more

  • Damian Marley is Born

    Damian Robert Nesta "Junior Gong" Marley (born July 21, 1978), is a reggae artist, a humanitarian, and the youngest son of the late reggae legend... Read more

  • The Police release Outlandos d'Amour

    Outlandos d'Amour is the debut album by The Police, released in 1978. The album, while at times incorporating reggae, pop, and other elements of... Read more

  • The Police release Reggatta de Blanc

    Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979. The album took four weeks to record, spaced over several months. Unlike... Read more

  • The Police release Zenyattà Mondatta

    Zenyattà Mondatta is the third album by The Police, released in 1980. The album was written during the band's second tour and recorded in four... Read more

  • The Police release Ghost in the Machine

    Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981. Much of the material in this album was inspired by Arthur Koestler's The... Read more

  • Bad Brains release their self-titled debut album

    Bad Brains is the first full-length studio album recorded by Bad Brains. Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys has been quoted as saying that this album is... Read more

  • Bad Brains release Rock for Light

    Rock for Light is the second official full-length album by hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains. It was produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars. The 1991... Read more

  • The Police release Synchronicity

    Synchronicity is the fifth and final studio album by The Police, released in 1983. The band's most popular release, Synchronicity includes the hit... Read more

  • Bad Brains release I Against I

    I Against I is the third official full-length studio album by Bad Brains, released in 1986 as SST Records number 65. The highest selling album in... Read more

  • Bad Brains release Quickness

    Quickness is the fourth full-length studio album by hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains. At the time of its release, it was the best selling Bad... Read more

  • Sublime release 40oz. to Freedom

    40oz. to Freedom is the 1992 debut album by the Southern California ska-punk band Sublime. 40oz. to Freedom received mixed critical reviews upon... Read more

  • Bad Brains release Rise

    Rise is the fifth full-length studio album by hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains. It is the first Bad Brains album to be released on a major label... Read more