October 17, 1968 in Kingston
David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley (born October 17, 1968, Trenchtown) is a Grammy-winning jamaican musician. He is the oldest son of Rita and Bob Marley, the legendary roots reggae singer. His mother Rita called and baptised him David, but his father Bob nicknamed him "Ziggy" in reference to his childhood nickname. Born in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, Marley learned how to play guitar and drums from his father. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Ziggy Marley first sat in on recording sessions with his father's band, legendary reggae troupe Bob Marley and the Wailers, when he was ten years old.