Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter, considered one of the pioneers of reggae. Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, infused his music with a sense of spirituality, and is considered a global symbol of Jamaican music and culture. He began his professional musical career in 1963, forming the Teenagers with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, which became the Wailers. The Wailers released a further eleven studio albums, and after signing to Island Records, the band's name became Bob Marley and the Wailers. Notable pieces include One Love, I Shot the Sheriff, and No Woman, No Cry. Marley was diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma in 1977 and died as a result of the illness in 1981.