Bob Marley lived by his beliefs and was considered a prophet by many.
preached his message of equality, anti racism, and freedom from oppression on.
every continent during his nineteen year career. His great lyrics and reggae beat sent.
a powerful message in the turbulent 60's and 70's. During his career, Bob Marley.
released more than 25 albums and hundreds of singles.He captured audiences with.
a new type of music, a blend of African beats, American rhythm-and-blues, and.
soul, known as reggae.Marley was responsible for bringing this new music from the.
Caribbean Island of Jamaica to international audiences.
Though he stood only 5-foot four inches in height, Marley was larger than life.
Rolling Stone magazine in 1975, claimed "Marley Mania" was sweeping America.
The Original Marley and the Wailers played with 1970's superstars such as Stevie.
Wonder and Sly and the Family Stone. Artists such as Eric Clapton and Johnny.
Cash recorded some of Marley's compositions. His music influenced Paul Simon's.
Mother and Child reunion album. On stage, Bob's energetic movement and.
expression mesmerized audiences everywhere. Off-stage, Marley was mysterious.
and spiritual. By some, he was considered a Rastafarian prophet.
Robert Nesta Marley was the child of a young black Jamaican girl from the.
countryside, and a much older, white, British military man. After the 50-year-old.
captain named Norval Sinclair Marley impregnated the young Cedella Malcom ,.
they wed and he made a quick departure for Kingston. "Ciddy" didn't see him.
again until a few months before his death in 1955. Bob was born on the 6th of.
February in 1945 in Ninemiles, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica. Two prominent men in.
Bob's life were Marcus Gravey and his grandfather and surrogate father, Omeriah.
The large Malcom family cultivated the land on their large homestead and ran.
several of the family-owned businesses. Bob was kidnapped and taken to Kingston.