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Short profile of Bob Marley:
|Born||February 6, 1945 in Nine Miles, St. Ann, Jamaica|
|Died||May 11, 1981 in Miami, Florida, USA (metastatic skin cancer)|
|Birth Name||Robert Nesta Marley|
|Height||5′ 6¾” (1.7 m)|
Bob Marley’s biography
Bob Marley was born on Feb. 6, 1945, to Norval Marley and Cedella Booker in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica. His dad was an English-born Jamaican. His mum was a black adolescent. But Norval left Kingston before this happened. The couple planning to get married. Norval passed away in 1955 and just once saw his son.
Marital relationships of Bob Marley
|Spouse||Rita Marley (10 February 1966 – 11 May 1981) (his death) (5 children)|
Popular trademarks of Bobmarley
- Always had his hair in dreadlocks
- Started every performance by proclaiming the divinity of Jah Rastafari
- Gibson Epiphone
Career life of Biography
The Wailers, a group that he founded in 1963 along with Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston, began BOB Marley’s career. In February 1966 Marley married Rita Marley, and she brought Rastafarianism to him. Bob, Tosh and Livingston had completely embraced Rastafarianism by 1969, a practice that had a major influence on the music of Marley and on reggae music. Lee Scratch Perry was partnered with the Wailers on some of the finest tracks such as “Soul Rebel,” “Duppy Conquerer,” “400 Years” and “Small Axes” of the Waillers. This relationship concluded bitterly when the Wailers realized that Perry was selling them in England without their authorization, thinking the records were his. However, this brought the Wailers’ music to the attention of Chris Blackwell, the owner of Island Records.
Blackwell signed the Wailers instantly with their first album, “Catch a Fire.” The tunes “Get up Stand Up” and “I Shot the Sheriff” followed by “Burnin’.” The cover of this song achieved #1 in the USA by Eric Clapton. In 1974, the Wailers departed Tosh and Livingston to start their solos. Marley eventually became one of the three backup vocalists known as the I-Trees with his wife Rita. Some new albums such as “Natty Dread” and “Rastaman Vibration” have been released during this time.
In 1976, Marley’s life was threatened amid a moment of increasing political violence in Jamaica. For two years Marley fled for England, where he spent two years in self-exile. “Exodus” was manufactured in England and stayed for 56 straight weeks on the British charts. Another blockbuster album, “Kaya,” was released. These triumphs first brought reggae music to the West and marked the beginning of the international standing of Marley.
When a wound in his large toe would not cure, in 1977 Marley sought the doctor. Additional testing have shown malignant melanoma. As its doctors recommended, he declined to ampute his toe, arguing that it was in contradiction with his beliefs in Rastafari. But others say that the principal reason for his rejection was the potential adverse effect on his dance talents. While Bob continued working, he kept the cancer secret from the general public.
Back in 1978, he continued his work in Jamaica and published “Survival” in 1979 followed by a successful European tour. He took part in the Zimbabwe independence ceremony in 1980 as the lone international artist.
Bob Marley’s Net worth
The Jamaican guitarist, songwriter and reggae artiste is estimated to be around 32 million USD.
How Bob Marley died
Marley had a tremendous time of success, and he began an American tour to the US in order to reach blacks. On 21 September 1980, during running at NYC’S Central Park, he played two gigs in Madison Square Garden. The cancer already diagnosed spread to the brain, lungs and belly. Bob Marley passed away on May 11, 1981 at Miami Hospital. He was 36 yers old.