February 6, 2015


Happy 70th Birthday, Bob Marley! Celebrate With 20 Incredible Covers

Peter Still/Redferns
Peter Still/Redferns

As the man who steered the nascent reggae genre into global consciousness, Bob Marley's influence on music is incalculable. From Nina Simone to Bruce Springsteen to Johnny Cash, some of the world's most legendary artists have paid tribute to the Jamaican icon—who would have turned 70 today—and we've got 20 blazin' covers right here.

Listen below for famous renditions like Eric Clapton's No. 1 hit "I Shot the Sheriff" from 1974 or Corinne Bailey Rae's GRAMMY-winning take on "Is This Love." Plus, more obscure covers like Stephen Marley's bootleg remix of the Fugees' cover of "No Woman, No Cry."

Listen to the 20 best recorded covers below and further celebrate Marley's legacy with these 10 smokin' vintage photos