Today would have been Bob Marley's 69th birthday. The laid-back, Jamaican, reggae singer died in 1981, but his music has lived on through the decades.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford declared today day Bob Marley Day in his city, and while Boston didn't follow suit, we did find a Spotify playlist of his top 30 songs for you to mellow out to during your commute home (above).
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