Bob Marley

Singer, songwriter, guitarist Bob Marley

Nesta Robert Marley, more widely and commonly known as "Bob Marley" OM was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.
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Biography
Bob Marley's personal information overview.
Deceased
11 May 1981
home town
Jamaica
Death Place
City of Miami

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Which way Ethiopia : Constitutional Monarchy or Participatory Democracy? An ... - Abugidainfo
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Tafarian Icon, Bob Marley, devoted some great songs to Emperor Haile Selassie, a Constitutional Monarch, on whom he bestowed a divinity and a transcendental status, fit only for Kings, who mesmerize us by their spiritual presences
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Why I Hate Notting Hill Carnival - Sabotage Times
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Call me crazy, but pissing in pagonias while being force-fed jerk chicken, warm beer and Bob Marley 'riddims' is not my idea of a good time. Aside from thinking I was Black, I was also a precocious teenager, to say the least
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'Ghana's Bob Marley' spreads message of brotherhood - CNN International
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(CNN) -- Dubbed "Ghana's Bob Marley," reggae sensation Rocky Dawuni is known not only for bringing his upbeat vibe to audiences across the world, but also for promoting social issues through his extensive humanitarian work
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Rihanna covers Bob Marley during V Festival set - Digital Spy
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Rihanna has covered a Bob Marley track as part of her set at this year's V Festival. The singer performed a rendition of Marley's 1980 hit 'Redemption Song' during her slot on the headline stage
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Can reggae survive Bob Marley? - Calgary Herald (blog)
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There, more than 200000 fans were expected over 10 days of reggae music marking the 30th year since the death of its greatest artist, Bob Marley. Marley's wife Rita and sons Ziggy and Stephen will headline. And that raises an interesting question
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Bob Marley's Save the Children campaign for East Africa gets boost - Salt Lake Tribune (blog)
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Today, Google becomes the latest company to support Bob Marley's Save the Children campaign for East Africa. Google will support the cause through a link to the campaign video on its homepage today, August 18. Other organisations already on-board
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S&P's Next Target Has Bob Marley on its Mind: William Pesek - Bloomberg
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On a hot Friday evening in Osaka, Japan, street musician Jun Fukuda is channeling Bob Marley on a downtown bridge. Not the feel-good, party-hearty Marley, but the mortality-questioning ballad “Redemption Song.” As the 20-year-old belts out the lyrics
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Bob Marley and me - Stuff.co.nz (blog)
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The first Bob Marley song I was ever aware of was Buffalo Soldier - it was a posthumous hit, released in 1983. And of course it became one of Bob's biggest hits. A year later the compilation Legend turned up. I was a young kid but this album blew me
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Quick Takes: A plea for aid via Bob Marley song - Los Angeles Times
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A global social media campaign featuring a Bob Marley song was launched by some of the music industry's top stars on Tuesday to help stem the hunger crisis that is increasing in the Horn of Africa. More than 150 stars, including Lady Gaga, U2, ... -
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Ky-Mani Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, performs at the Wild Buffalo - Bellingham Herald
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Jamaica-born and Miami-raised musician Ky-Mani Marley, the second youngest of reggae icon and legend Bob Marley's 11 children, performs with his full band on Thursday, July 14, at the Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. His fondness for all genres of music
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Peter Tosh: Reclaiming A Wailer - NPR
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Bob Marley and the Wailers: The two names are practically inseparable. But in the years since they became the most prominent reggae band of all time, another name has diminished in history: Peter Tosh. Check out an alternate version
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Marley's son an artist unto himself - Ottawa Citizen
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"I want to see all the Bob Marley fans," he shouted to huge cheers. "We love you, Bob." And then into polished version of Buffalo Soldiers, which had been preceded by Three Little Birds (Don't You Worry About a Thing) followed by Jammin'
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Cue and A: Spirit of Marley - Peoria Journal Star
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Dwayne "Danglin" Anglin never met Bob Marley. He wasn't even born yet when the reggae legend died in 1981. But Marley's timeless music was part of his life for as long as he can remember, and it's now his career
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The House of Marley Unveils Facebook Contest, Prepares for Late Summer Launch ... - Sacramento Bee
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The House of Marley was created from the belief in Bob Marley's vision of "One Love," offering a range of eco-friendly, innovative personal audio electronics products that adhere to the Marley family core values: equality, unity, authenticity,
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Marley Beverage Company Introduces Marley's Mellow Mood Lite: Half Lemonade ... - PR Newswire (press release)
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Make you want to move your dancing feet," sang the legendary Bob Marley. Marley Beverage Company today announced the newest innovation to its roster of Marley's Mellow Mood 100 percent natural relaxation beverages: Marley's Mellow Mood Lite: Half
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    THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 36
    On 21 May 1981, Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga delivered the final funeral eulogy to Marley, declaring:
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    Marley received a state funeral in Jamaica on 21 May 1981, which combined elements of Ethiopian Orthodoxy and Rastafari tradition.
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  • 1980
    Age 35
    Bob Marley appeared at the Stanley Theater (now called The Benedum Center For The Performing Arts) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 23 September 1980; it would be his last concert.
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    Despite his illness, he continued touring and was in the process of scheduling a world tour in 1980.
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    In early 1980, he was invited to perform at 17 April celebration of Zimbabwe's Independence Day.
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  • 1979
    Age 34
    His appearance at the Amandla Festival in Boston in July 1979 showed his strong opposition to South African apartheid, which he already had shown in his song "War" in 1976.
  • 1978
    Age 33
    In 1978, Marley returned to Jamaica and performed at another political concert, the One Love Peace Concert, again in an effort to calm warring parties.
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  • 1977
    Age 32
    Diagnosed with a type of malignant melanoma in 1977, Marley died on 11 May 1981 in Miami at the age of 36.
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  • 1976
    Age 31
    Marley left Jamaica at the end of 1976, and after a month-long "recovery and writing" sojourn at the site of Chris Blackwell's Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, arrived in England, where he spent two years in self-imposed exile.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 30
    In 1975, Marley had his international breakthrough with his first hit outside Jamaica, "No Woman, No Cry", from the Natty Dread album.
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  • 1974
    Age 29
    The Wailers broke up in 1974 with each of the three main members pursuing solo careers.
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    Clapton was suitably impressed and chose to record a cover version of "I Shot the Sheriff" which became his first US hit since "Layla" two years earlier and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 14 September 1974.
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  • 1972
    Age 27
    In 1972, Bob Marley signed with CBS Records in London and embarked on a UK tour with American soul singer Johnny Nash.
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    An artist yet to establish himself outside his native Jamaica, Marley lived in Ridgmount Gardens, Bloomsbury, during 1972.
  • 1968
    Age 23
    In 1968, Bob and Rita visited songwriter Jimmy Norman at his apartment in the Bronx.
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    Between 1968 and 1972, Bob and Rita Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer re-cut some old tracks with JAD Records in Kingston and London in an attempt to commercialise The Wailers' sound.
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  • 1966
    Age 21
    Bob Marley married Alpharita Constantia "Rita" Anderson in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 February 1966.
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    In 1966, Marley married Rita Anderson, and moved near his mother's residence in Wilmington, Delaware in the United States for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant, under the alias Donald Marley.
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    By 1966, Braithwaite, Kelso, and Smith had left The Wailers, leaving the core trio of Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 18
    In 1963, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith were called The Teenagers.
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  • 1962
    Age 17
    In February 1962, Marley recorded four songs, "Judge Not", "One Cup of Coffee", "Do You Still Love Me?" and "Terror", at Federal Studio for local music producer Leslie Kong.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Age 10
    In 1955, when Bob Marley was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack at the age of 70.
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  • 1945
    Age 0
    Born on February 6, 1945.
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