He is composed of sadness, love, understanding and God-given talent and he left behind the most remarkable body of recorded work. Bob was a musical prophet and transcends above all commercial and so-called, “popular” music. Bob Marley proves to be the most significant artist of the twentieth century. Bob Marley gave the world brilliant music, his work spreading across almost two decades, and continuing to be timeless and worldwide. Growing up in a shantytown outside Kingston, Jamaica, Bob had one ambition, music.
Bob Marley created many fans through his music but may have sparked a few enemies through his believes, his story tells the truth behind the prophet. Robert Nesta Marley was born on February 6, 1945 from a poor 18-year-old black young woman named Cedella Booker and a white 50-year-old Captain Noval Marley. His father’s military position provided financial support for the family but his constant absence for the British West Indian Regiment left Bob unattended during his early years. Bob’s life in Jamaica was not at all of greatness. On the outskirts of Kingston, the small village of Trench town is where Bob sprouted his roots.
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Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley Robert Nesta Marley was born Feb 6, 1945 in the small village Nine Miles, St. Ann Jamaica. He was raised by his mother, an eighteen-year-old black Jamaican native name Cedella Booker. His father, Captain Norval Marley, was a 50-year-old white quartermaster attached to the British West Indian Regiment. Although Captain Marley never saw his family, and was often criticized and ridiculed because of it, he financially supported Cedella and Bob. Bob biracial ethnicity caused him to grow up feeling like an outcast in Jamaica.
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He then moved to the popular radio show The Lucky Strike Hit Parade, where he worked as the MC. Frankie was a hit! Everyone loved him. He was the first teen model the country had ever seen. Amazingly enough, he almost caused a near riot at New York’s Paramount Theater in 1944.He then signed a contract with Columbia Records in 1943 and left in 1952.
He and his friend Neville Livingstone or “Bunny” began to attend music classes. Through the classes the two meet Peter McIntosh and they formed the Wailing Wailers. The band recorded their first song in 1962, Judge Not. From there he started a record label Tuff Gong and recorded over 20 albums. Bob had a huge influence on society through his music.
In those 36years of life Bob accomplished more things than most artists have and will ever accomplish in their career. When Bob was 14 he left his home to pursue a music career in Kingston, becoming a pupil of local singer. Bob's first recording attempts came in 1962. His first recording was “Judge Not” for Leslie Kong. In 1963 Marley teamed with fellow singers Peter Mac Intosh, Bunny Livingstone, Junior Braithwaite, Beverly Kelso and Cherry Smith to form the vocal group called the Wailing Wailers.