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Watch Skip Marley and School of Rock cover Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’

The reggae icon would have been 75 this year

Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley and School of Rock's AllStar band perform "Three Little Birds"
Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley and School of Rock's AllStar band perform "Three Little Birds"

More than 40 years ago, Bob Marley first sang “Three Little Birds,” a joyful reggae ballad that lives on in the hearts of fans everywhere. “Don’t worry about a thing,” the song goes. “Cause every little thing gonna be all right.” In honor of the singer’s 75th birthday year, his grandson Skip Marley covered the song in a recording featuring the School of Rock 2020 AllStars, a nationwide performance group of young musicians ages 13 to 17.

Headquartered in Canton, School of Rock has locations in 37 states, and its students audition to be part of the AllStars group that normally tours the country for two weeks each summer. When the COVID-19 pandemic put live performances on pause, the AllStars recorded the melody — with guitars, drums, pianos, vocals, and more — from their respective homes instead.

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“This video is meant to spread a message of positivity during a pivotal time of historic disruption,” said School of Rock CEO Rob Price in a statement. “Having our students join Skip to record the music and vocal tracks of this iconic song is poignant, and reminiscent of how moving the message of ‘Three Little Birds’ was when first released.”

The video debuted on the School of Rock YouTube channel Monday. It was created in partnership with Universal Music Group.

Diti Kohli can be reached at diti.kohli@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @ditikohli_