How tall was Bob Marley

Bob Marley's Height

5ft 6 ¾ (169.5 cm)

Jamaican Singer and Guitarist best remembered for songs such as "No Woman, No Cry", "One Love", "Is This Love", "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Three Little Birds".

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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 6.92in (170cm)
Jesica said on 22/Mar/23
Favorite reggae artist! Bob was 5'7" at most.
Jann said on 1/Nov/20
Between 5'7" and 5'8
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Feb/20
Bob Marley would, and indeed, should have turned three quarters of a century today.

He died a tragically early death in 1981, aged just 36.


RIP Bob Marley XXX πŸ•―οΈπŸŽΆπŸ˜’
Sean 1996 said on 16/Jul/19
Hey Rob while looking online I found some info on Bob's fathers height.
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Check it out it says he was only 5ft 5 which means Bob had close to 2 inchs on him. Do you feel most men grow taller than there father's ? I'm 5ft 8 and my own father was 5ft 4 peak and his father was 5ft 3.
Editor Rob
A percentage will grow taller, another percentage shorter.

I think access to good food/medicine means there will be greater chance of reaching potential in last few generations compared to some periods of time.
Jake the Snake said on 3/Apr/19
Hey Rob today I'd give Bob bang on 170cm looks that range a flat 5ft 7 guy not all that short for the time don't you think Rob ?
Editor Rob
I think it may be a possibility, but I wouldn't go over it.
Sean Kiernan said on 28/Nov/18
Hey Rob do you think theres any chance at some point he might mesaure in the low 5'7 ranges maybe 5ft6.75 ? From some live stage videos I've watched he does a lot to look very close to 170cm
Editor Rob
I wouldn't go above 5ft 7 range, but then don't think he was just 5ft 6 flat either.
Jake the Snake said on 19/Oct/18
After seeing pics of him in his early wailer days I'd put him at bang on 170cm. Seems in some pics he's slouching a little can make him look slightly smaller
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Nov/17
@ Slim 184 - Like the pictures! He he he he he!
Slim 184 said on 3/Nov/17
He is a weak 5’7” as listed. LmaoπŸ˜šπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸš¬πŸπŸ”₯
Average height and slim said on 29/May/17
169 cm. surprised this lad doesn't have more guesses!
Jake said on 23/Apr/17
Looks a good shout for him definitley looks a low 5,7. What would you have guessed his weight at Rob ? Maybe between the 135-140 range he looked to always be in good shape quite lean.
BrandonB said on 7/Oct/15
was he ever 5 ft 7 Rob or always a tiny bit under? .
Editor Rob
I think he could look as short as 5ft 6, but maybe at times near 5ft 7.
Sam said on 29/Aug/15
6'3" for Marley?! Yeah, Marley would have just be a bit under average I guess.
Alex said on 23/Aug/15
George Harrison told a fan he was 5'9 or 5'10 I think he's a solid 5'9 I think Marley is 5'7.25
MrTBlack said on 23/Aug/15
Have seen 6'3" listings for him! But yeah this range sounds roughly accurate
AdeyP said on 21/Aug/15
Taller than some people think.
TJE said on 21/Aug/15
Rob, can you add "I Shot the Sheriff" to his credits?
Sam said on 20/Aug/15
I'm of the opinion that Harrison topped out around 5'9.25" whereas his bandmates John and Paul were no more than 5'10", possibly more 5'9.75", at peak.
Alex said on 19/Aug/15
George Harrison must be only 5'8 or 5'9 if Marley is only 5'6
Sam said on 18/Aug/15
Thanks for the addition!
Some bios such as this claim that he was as low as 5'4".
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But Marley doesn't look that much shorter than George Harrison.
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Marley with Peter Tosh, who've read was only six feet tall, hate to know how short the other guy was.
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Arch Stanton said on 18/Aug/15
Nice one, seems a good shout, weak 5 ft 7.

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