You Say It's Your Birthday: Ziggy Marley

Today is the birthday of David "Ziggy" Marley, born in

Kingston, Jamaica in 1968. Son of reggae god Bob Marley, Ziggy has made a name

for himself with his brothers and sisters, who perform as the Melody Makers.

Raised in their father's studio, Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers put out

their first reggae album in 1985, four years after their father's death from

cancer. Play The Game Right earned the group early respect, but it

wasn't until 1989's Conscious Party, featuring Keith Richards, that the

band fully achieved international success, with the single "Tumbling Down"

topping U.S. charts. Faithful followers in their fathers' footsteps, Ziggy

Marley and the Melody Makers favor a smooth, upbeat sound, featuring a

positive, life-affirming message.