10 Facts about Bob Marley

Friday, July 31st 2015. | Music

The famous Jamaican reggae singer, guitarist, musician and song writer is explained in Facts about Bob Marley. He was born on 6 February 1945 and passed away on 11 may 1981. He is considered as one of the internationally acclaimed Jamaican singer in the world. He raised prominence with his group the Wailers. Get more interesting facts about his musical style, personal life and his songs below:

Facts about Bob Marley 1: the uniqueness

Bob Marley is considered as a unique singer and song writer. His vocal voice was very distinctive. Marley was with The Wailers during his early career as a musician.

Facts about Bob Marley 2: a solo career

He decided to pursue a solo career after the Wailers split up in 1974. In 1977, he released his album with the title Exodus. The album was super successful and gained him an international acclaim. It was sold in over 75 million records in the world. Therefore, he was appointed as one of the best selling artists of all time.

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Facts about Bob Marley 3: the influence of his spirituality and music

Marley stated that his spirituality and music was influenced by Rastafari.

Facts about Bob Marley 4: the early life

Let’s find out the early life of bob Marley. His parents were Cedella Booker and Norval Sinclair Marley. His father claimed that he worked as a captain in Royal marines. At the time he married to Booker, he worked as a plantation overseer. Booker was only 18 years old when he met Marley who was the British born European Jamaican.

Facts about Bob Marley

Facts about Bob Marley

Facts about Bob Marley 5: the life as a child

The young Marley and his mother rarely saw Norval for he was often away. But his father always supported the family financially.  When his father was 70 years old, he died because of heart attack. At that time, the young Marley was only 10 years old.

Facts about Bob Marley 6: the early career

During his early career, he used Bobby Martell as his pseudonym. There were four songs that he recorded. Those included “Do You Still Love Me?”, “Judge Not”, “Terror” and “One Cup of Coffee”.   When the latter was released, he used the pseudonym name.

Bob Marley Singer

Bob Marley Singer

Facts about Bob Marley 7: the history of the Wailers

The Teenagers consisted of Bob Marley, Cherry Smith, Junior Braithwaite, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Beverley Kelso. This band was established in 1963.  The name was altered into the Wailing Rudeboys. It was changed again into the Wailing Wailers. Finally, it was called The Wailers after Coxsone Dodd discovered this band. Find out Benny Goodman facts here.

Facts about Bob Marley 8: the hits in Exodus

Some hits in Exodus included “Jamming”, “Waiting in Vain”, “Exodus”, and “One Love”.

Bob Marley Facts

Bob Marley Facts

Facts about Bob Marley 9: opposition of apartheid

Marley opposed the African apartheid.  In July 1979, he appeared at Amandla Festival in Boston. Find out facts about Bob Geldof here.

Facts about Bob Marley 10: death

Marley passed away at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami on 11 May 1981. He was only 36 years old.

Bob Marley Pic

Bob Marley Pic

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