Bob Marley s A Short Profile

Bob Marley S A Short Profile

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A short summary of Reggae superstar Bob Marley's origins, his passing and his continuing fame.

There are lots of unknowns with the music star, Bob Marley. The kick-back, chill-out artist who wrote and sang excellent music to put individuals at ease.

Bob Marley valued his privacy and was usually away from the limelight except during concerts. This is what made him so excellent - the secret life he had outside of music. This Rasta Man had a mellow mindset that added to his character. Growing up in a poor family as a child, Bob Marley had to conquer many difficulties and eventually ascended to the top as a Reggae hero.

Bob Marley had a white father and black mom. Bob's real original name was Robert Nesta Marley, and he was born in Trenchtown, Jamaica.

Though he was raised a Catholic, Marley soon became interested in the Rastafarian faith and he officially converted in the 1960's after he had left his mother's home. He began to wear dreadlocks, which inevitably became his reggae trademark and much of his music was profoundly affected by his Rastafarian views, which included vegetarianism, the smoking of marijuana and the return of Haile Selassie, a former king of Ethiopia, as the Messiah.

When Bob Marley was 16, he teamed up with his two best pals, Bunny and Peter. In 1973 Bob Marley finished his first recording with the record, "Catch A Fire" and introduced reggae worldwide.

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Bob Marley was also a big football follower and an able soccer sportsmen. In 1977, Bob Marley and the Wailers played a game against a group of journalists from France, during which he injured his foot. While he was seeking treatment from the doctors it was found that Marley had cancer cells. He chose not to have surgical treatment and completed the football match till his toe nail fell off. The cancer was malignant melanoma and had actually grown under his toe nail. It was advised that Marley ought to have his toe cut off so the cancer cells wouldn't propogate. Marley refused to take action regarding his toe, saying that an amputation did not adhere to his religious beliefs.

In 1980, Bob Marley fell while running in New York's at Central Park and it was found that the cancer had spread. After fighting the cancer for eight months, Marley was on an airplane home in Jamaica when he took a turn for worse.

The world has mourned his loss since then. Marley's love for music, his integrity and need for political justice turned him into a respected leader within Jamaica and around the world. As a religious spiritual persona, Bob Marley had an enormous following of religious members, and he became a Reggae icon throughout the world. His humanity and messages extolling peace and fellowship were heard worldwide. His music was a wonderful outlet for Bob Marley to voice his convictions to the world and stir the pot against government inaction. He identified problems, voiced his concern and communicated his message with the wonderful music of Reggae.

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