Reggae godfather Bob Marley would have been 70-years old this February. And though the singer-songwriter-voice of peace isn’t here today, the world is hosting birthday bashes and releasing covers in his honor.
Israeli artists have uploaded half a dozen Marley-inspired versions to social media. The group a cappella version of ‘Could You Be Loved’ has scored the greatest success:
The biggest Marley birthday bash in Israel is set for January 31, at the famous Hangar 11 club in Tel Aviv.
The Internet is bursting with red-yellow-green invitations to global parties in Marley’s honor.
The world’s best-known Rastafarian was born February 6, 1945.
Jamaica, his home country, is gearing up for a six-day international celebration. Organizers of the event in the beach town of Negril say Marley’s family will unveil private footage of Marley in concert at the happening.
In addition to parties and cover versions, social media wouldn’t be whole without a few fitting memes.
Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara came back from the dead to wish Marley happy returns:
Gene Wilder, as Willy Wonka, gives this advice to any Marley fan:
And the punsters are out in full force for this special day: