Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley

Musician
October 17, 1968
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David Nesta Ziggy Marley is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, and the son of reggae icon Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He also performed the theme song for the children's cartoon series Arthur.Musical careerEarly career and musical upbringingIn the earliest known record of his musical career, David Marley performed as part of a singing group called The Seven Do Bees, made up of him and his classmates, and wherein he was given the stage name Freddie Dic. The moniker never stuck, however, and instead, David went on to become known as Ziggy, a nickname given to him by his father Bob Marley, meaning ‘little spliff’. But Ziggy stated the following to Melody Maker Magazine in 1988: Me name David but me big Bowie fan.

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