February 6 marks the reggae star's posthumous birthday. His spirit lives on in these locations. A musical legend with a political voice, Bob Marley was a pioneer of reggae and the world's most famous Rastafari. Outspoken about his love of marijuana and hatred of inequality, he was a controversial figure - yet he became a symbol for Black Power and his protest songs were chanted across the globe, even decades after his death.

February 6 marks what would have been the singer's 75th birthday. He died of skin cancer on May 11, 1981 aged just 36. But his music - and his life story - continue to inspire generations.

Here are three places to pay the great man some respect.

Jamaica - his spiritual home

He may have been an international superstar, but Bob Marley came from humble roots. His birthplace is sleepy hill town Nine Mile in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, and his former home in Kingston is open to visitors as the Bob Marley Museum (bobmarleymuseum.com; £19). Guided tours of the property, which include his personal recording studio, his bedroom, favourite clothing, an array of gold and platinum records and his Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, take about an hour and 15 minutes. Stop for refreshments at the One Love Cafe, or purchase memorabilia from the souvenir store.

London - his second base

No travel? No cry. You can find memories of Bob Marley much closer to home. In 1977, the singer spent a stint living in London when he and The Wailers finished recording their album, Exodus. He referred to his Chelsea home at 42 Oakley Street as a "second base", and would often play football with his bandmates in Battersea Park before heading to the studio until the early hours. Last October, English Heritage honoured the artist with a Blue Plaque outside his former home.

Recipients of the prestigious commemorations are nominated by members of the public, although there must be sufficient proof they lived at a particular address. In Marley's case, the strongest piece of evidence was a court record detailing his possession of cannabis alongside his bassist Aston Barrett.

Ibiza - his rock star bed

It's not often you get to tuck under a music star's duvet. At the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, however, it's possible to overnight in a room where the idol once slept. Marley visited the Spanish party island with The Wailers in 1978 to play a concert, and stayed in a hotel on Playa d'en Bossa - taken over years later by the Hard Rock team.

Along with memorabilia relating to the singer, the Rock Suite features amenities worthy of any modern day superstar: a claw foot bathtub, a king Chromotherapy-illuminated bed, videogames console and a 10-metre terrace overlooking the Med. The Suite costs from £469 per night with breakfast. Visit hrhibiza.com.