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Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Bob Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981), born Robert Nesta Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. He was the most widely known writer and performer of reggae, and more specificaly roots reggae. He is famous for popularising the genre outside of Jamaica and the Caribbean. Much of his music dealt with the struggles of the impoverished and/or powerless. Bob Marley was a member of this Rastafari movement, whose culture was a key element in the development of reggae. Bob Marley became the leading proponent of the Rastafari, taking their music out of socially deprived areas of Jamaica and onto the international music scene. Now considered a "rasta" legend, Marley's adoption of the characteristic Rastafarian dreadlocks and famous use of marijuana as a sacred sacrament in the late sixties were an integral part of his persona. He is said to have entered every performance proclaiming the divinity of Jah Ras Tafari. A few months before his death, Marley was baptised into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and took the name Berhane Selassie (meaning the Light of the Holy Trinity in Amharic). His best known crossover songs are a mixture of reggae, rock, and rhythm and blues, which include "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman No Cry", "Exodus", "Could You Be Loved", "Jamming", and “Redemption Song". His posthumous album Legend (1984) became the best-selling reggae album ever, with sales of more than 12 million copies. Marley tragically died of cancer at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, Florida on May 11, 1981. In 1993, Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine chose Bob Marley & The Wailers' album Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century. Religion: Bob Marley was a member of the Rastafari movement, whose culture was a key element in the development of reggae. Bob Marley became a leading proponent of the Rastafari, taking their music out of the socially deprived areas of Jamaica and onto the international music scene. Bob Marley was baptized by the Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church in Kingston, Jamaica on November 4, 1980. Marley was also a vegetarian. Bob Marley had 13 children: three with his wife Rita, two adopted from Rita's previous relationships, and the remaining eight with separate women.[19] His children are, in order of birth: Imani Carole, born May 22, 1963, to Cheryl Murray; Sharon, born November 23, 1964, to Rita in previous relationship; Cedella born August 23, 1967, to Rita; David "Ziggy", born October 17, 1968, to Rita; Stephen, born April 20, 1972, to Rita; Robert "Robbie", born May 16, 1972, to Pat Williams; Rohan, born May 19, 1972, to Janet Hunt; Karen, born 1973 to Janet Bowen; Stephanie, born August 17, 1974; according to Cedella Booker she was the daughter of Rita and a man called Ital with whom Rita had an affair; nonetheless she was acknowledged as Bob's daughter; Julian, born June 4, 1975, to Lucy Pounder; Ky-Mani, born February 26, 1976, to Anita Belnavis; Damian, born July 21, 1978, to Cindy Breakspeare; Makeda, born May 30, 1981, to Yvette Crichton.
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Bob Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981), born Robert Nesta Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. He was the most widely known writer and performer of reggae, and more specificaly roots reggae. He is famous for popularising the genre outside of Jamaica and the Caribbean. Much of his music dealt with the struggles of the impoverished and/or powerless. Bob Marley was a member of this Rastafari movement, whose culture was a key element in the development of reggae. Bob Marley became the leading proponent of the Rastafari, taking their music out of socially deprived areas of Jamaica and onto the international music scene. Now considered a "rasta" legend, Marley's adoption of the characteristic Rastafarian dreadlocks and famous use of marijuana as a sacred sacrament in the late sixties were an integral part of his persona. He is said to have entered every performance proclaiming the divinity of Jah Ras Tafari. A few months before his death, Marley was baptised into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and took the name Berhane Selassie (meaning the Light of the Holy Trinity in Amharic). His best known crossover songs are a mixture of reggae, rock, and rhythm and blues, which include "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman No Cry", "Exodus", "Could You Be Loved", "Jamming", and “Redemption Song". His posthumous album Legend (1984) became the best-selling reggae album ever, with sales of more than 12 million copies. Marley tragically died of cancer at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, Florida on May 11, 1981. In 1993, Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine chose Bob Marley & The Wailers' album Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century. Religion: Bob Marley was a member of the Rastafari movement, whose culture was a key element in the development of reggae. Bob Marley became a leading proponent of the Rastafari, taking their music out of the socially deprived areas of Jamaica and onto the international music scene. Bob Marley was baptized by the Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church in Kingston, Jamaica on November 4, 1980. Marley was also a vegetarian. Bob Marley had 13 children: three with his wife Rita, two adopted from Rita's previous relationships, and the remaining eight with separate women.[19] His children are, in order of birth: Imani Carole, born May 22, 1963, to Cheryl Murray; Sharon, born November 23, 1964, to Rita in previous relationship; Cedella born August 23, 1967, to Rita; David "Ziggy", born October 17, 1968, to Rita; Stephen, born April 20, 1972, to Rita; Robert "Robbie", born May 16, 1972, to Pat Williams; Rohan, born May 19, 1972, to Janet Hunt; Karen, born 1973 to Janet Bowen; Stephanie, born August 17, 1974; according to Cedella Booker she was the daughter of Rita and a man called Ital with whom Rita had an affair; nonetheless she was acknowledged as Bob's daughter; Julian, born June 4, 1975, to Lucy Pounder; Ky-Mani, born February 26, 1976, to Anita Belnavis; Damian, born July 21, 1978, to Cindy Breakspeare; Makeda, born May 30, 1981, to Yvette Crichton.
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