Biography And Musical Career Of Bob Marley

Bob Marley grew up in Jamaica with a mixed-race father and mother. His relationship with his father was described as “the history of slave trade”, where the white male would get the black woman pregnant. Bob’s mother Cedella said that Bob was depressed during adolescence because of his mixed-race ancestry. Cedella Marley’s Trenchtown family forced her to end the relationship because ‘they didn’t like white blood’ in the family. Cedella had taken Taddy, a woman who also had a son about the age of Bob. Robert and his mother moved to Kingston in the late 1950s. In the late fifties, Robert moved with his mother to Kingston, the capital. Unfortunately, most of these residents ended up in the poorest and most miserable areas. Bob Marley was greatly influenced by the Rastafari religion, which is a mixture of Biblical prophecies and naturist philosophy, as well as Black Nationalism. Ras Tafari was crowned Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in 1930. A prophecy said that this king was to free the black people from the white dominion. Many Jamaicans chose him, believing in prophecy. Bob Marley, Neville O’Riley Livingstone’s (Bunny), Peter McIntosh all met in the same environment. They started playing music together, inspired by Ray Charles, Fats Dosso, Brook Benton and Curtis Mayfield.

They became brothers as they grew up. Marley was also a football player and singer when he’s not playing trumpet on the streets in Trenchtown. Joe Higgs, an album-selling singer, promoted hidden talents from Kingston. Marley, Bunny, and Hubert Winston McIntosh met in the late fifties. McIntosh soon changed his name to Peter Tosh. The Wailing Wailers was born. They became famous for their vocal arrangements. Marley’s voice sat between Tosh baritone and Bunny falsetto. Junior Braithwaite had the responsibility of the fourth vocal. Marley spent a short time in the courtyard at Vincent Ford’s house when his mother left to immigrate to America in 1964. This was a golden time that he recreated with ‘No Woman No Cry.’ He even gave Ford credit in a letter, as he never wrote a word. They formed a band in 1963 called ‘Wailing Wailers.’ Their first single reached number one on the Jamaican charts. Bob Marley has been one of those who wrote songs about Kigston’s young delinquents. Bob Marley and Rita Anderson moved to his mother’s house for a couple of months after their marriage in 1966. She lived in the United States with her husband. His songs reflect the growing Rastafari belief he had upon his return. The Wailers was formed by Bunny with Peter. The’spirituality,’ which emanated in their songs, made it difficult for them to find representatives. As a result, they did not achieve the level of success that they expected. In the early 70s, they formed an alliance with Lee Perry, who transformed his work and produced some of his finest works, including ‘400 Years’. In 1972 the group released a very successful album called ‘Catch a Fire. In 1973 he published his new CD, ‘Burnin’. It contained new versions of some of his older songs.

Marley’s visit to Africa inspired a new record, “Survival”, a tribute of sorts to his African homeland. In 1980, Marley released ‘Uprising,’ which was a huge success, and prompted a European tour with attendance records that were unmatched. Marley developed cancer due to a previous wound. Bob Marley, 36 years old, died in a Miami Hospital on May 11, 1980. In his hometown of Nine Mile he was buried in a Mausoleum. His funeral was attended by the prime minister of his country and other high-ranking figures.


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