Bob Marley
Jamaica

1945-1981
 
 

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Biography

Bob Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica on February 6, 1945.  He was born Robert Nesta Marley to a 14 year old mother.  His raising took place in a Rastafarian town that helped shape his values and beliefs.  Also he found the future Wailer’s Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston.  He believed in faith and unity of the human race.  This was inspired because of his challenging youth.  In 1976, there was an assassination attempt on his life.  Bob Marley played for the Government of Zimbabwe for their independence, in 1980.  This was one of the greatest attributes the band had every received.  Marley went to America and played to shows at Madison Square Garden when he became very sick.  Cancer was discovered.  He fought the disease for eight months, but the disease was too much for him to handle.  Three months before his death, Marley received Jamaica’s third highest award, Order of Merit.  He died on May 11, 1981.
 

Works

  •  Natty Dread (1975)
  • Rastaman Vibration (1976)
  • Exodus (1977)
  • Survival (1979)


Links

Picture of Bob Marley

http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Arena/6330/

Biography

http://niceup.com/bmbio.html

Other Links

http://astrozine.astrology.com/bmarley.html

http://www.bobmarley.com/indexflash.cgi


 


Send questions or comments about the Web site to Dr. Seodial Deena
East Carolina University, Department of English, Multicultural Literature Program.