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Bob Marley part one

Posted by rooschrock on May 5, 2009

Robert Nesta Marley was born(February 6, 1949 – May11, 1981) in the small village of Nine Mile, in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica. His father was Norval Sinclair Marley, a white English Jamaican, that was a Marine officer, Captain, and oversaw a plantation. His father, who was 30 years the elder of his mother, married Cedella Booker after getting her pregnant. It’s been said that she was a worker on the plantation at the time. Bob rarely saw his father while growing up the Kingston ghettos. His father later died at age 60, Bob was only 10 years old at that time.

Bob Marley faced extreme prejudices on both sides, having a black mother and white father didn’t sit well with many during that time period, and it came out full boar against the young Marley.

It wasn’t long before he met his best friend, Bunny Livingston, followed by Peter MacIntosh(Peter Tosh as he was later known as). In 1963 the three joined forces with, Junior Braithwaite, Beverly Kelso, and Cherry Smith, to create “The Wailing Wailers”, and were soon discovered by Coxsone Dodd. “The Wailing Wailers”, who were first called the “The Wailing Rudeboys”, formed their rocksteady group that helped put Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Bob Marley on the map in Jamaica.


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