Bob Marley

By Krissy

History

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame.

Born: February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, Jamaica

Died: May 11, 1981 in Miami, Florida

He has 8 sons and 6 daughters. Therefore, he has 14 children total.

The Wall

Bob Marley is most famous for:

-His vocal style that resonated with the audience worldwide (1963)

-The Wailing Wailers (1967)

-Soul Rebel by The Wailing Wailers album released (1970)

-One love by The Wailing Wailers (1977)

-Burnin album released by The Wailing Wailers (November 1973)

-The Wailers play the Roxy, Los Angeles- a concert (May 1976)

Personal Information

Activities: From my research, his activities he would love to do is to sing and to play guitar. Because he was guitarist in the group The Wailing Wailers.


Interests: His interests, as a little kid, was to spook people and to read their palms to predict their future. However, he now refuses to read palms.


Favorites:

TV show: News

Food: Fruits like mangoes, & bananas.

Movie: The Wall

Books: Holy Bible

Discovery

Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he gave a unique songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. After the Wailers split apart in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which added up in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the worlds best- selling artist of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.

Influences

Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, and the Drifters were Bob Marley's influences.

Timeline

February 1945|| Born in Nine Miles, Jamaica

December 1962|| At the age of 14 Marley had to leave school.

January 1964|| Wailers 1st single

February 1966|| Marries Rita Anderson

June 1977|| Exodus is released #8 in the UK #20 in the US

September 1977|| Diagnosed with cancer in one of Marley's toes. The press were informed that this happened while playing soccer.

September 1980|| During dates at Madison Square Garden, New York, supporting the Commodores, Marley collapses while jogging. Cancer was detected.

May 1981|| Dies in Miami, Florida

August 1981|| A tribute to Marley in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

February 1990|| February 6 is declared a national holiday.