Bob Marley

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"Every man has the right to his own destiny  , are the words that Bob Marley led his life by. As a hero in the third world as well as the musical sphere, Marley became a mythical figure that was devoted to spread his message of " One World . The deeply political and religious influencial lyrics spread his popularity throughout the world. His music touched all categories, classes, and creeds with the most profound wisdom. Marley is the master who introduced reggae to European and American fans at a time dominated by rock and roll and rhythm and blues. The Father of Reggae, Bob Marley introduced a revolutionary sound that was highlighted by fast rhythms and intense lyrics. His influence in the musical world was enormous, but his symbol of peace and freedom for the poverty-stricken people in the third world shaped Bob Marley as a political and musical icon.

It was the late fifties and there were very few jobs available in Jamaica. So Bob and a few friends decided to move to Kingston to seek employment in the big city. Soon Marley found himself in a squatter village called trench town, were many impoverished Jamaicans found their refuge. In Trenchtown Bob was exposed to Rastafarianism faith, which helped refocus Marley towards a spiritual life. But his dream of becoming a musician was the focus of Marley's life from a very young age. It is important to understand the roots from which his musical genius was produced. The first superstar from the third-world, Marley was one of the most charismatic and entertaining musicians of his time. His music reflected only one source; the street culture of Jamaica. Music was an opportunity to get off the harsh and poverty stricken streets of Kingston.

Jamaican music was evolving due to the popularity of ska music throughout the Caribbean. During this time, Bob began to spend a lot of time with Neville Livingstone (Bunny), whom exposed Bob to greats like Fats Domino and Ra

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