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Transcript: Behind The Music: Bob Marley “Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.” ― Bob Marley “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley yahoo. (Octo). Retrieved from In 1971 Bob Marley went to Sweden to collaborate on a film score with American singer Johnny Nash. Bob secured a contract with Nash's label CBS Records and by early 1972 The Wailers were in London promoting their single "Reggae On Broadway"; CBS, however, had little faith in Marley and The Wailers' success and abruptly abandoned the group there. By the early 1960s the island's music industry was beginning to take shape, and its development gave birth to an indigenous popular Jamaican music form called ska. Bob mother took him out of school and made him get a job in welding. after a piece of steel went into his eye he quit and went to pursing music. Bob marley quotes. (2012). Retrieved from The names of his children were: Imani Carole, born May 22, 1963; Sharon. born November 23, 1964; Cedella, born August 23, 1967; David 'Ziggy', born October 17, 1968; Stephen, born April 20, 1972; Robert 'Robbie', born May 16, 1972; Rohan, born May 19, 1972; Karen, born 1973; Stephanie, born August 17, 1974; Julian, born June 4, 1975; Ky-Mani, born February 26, 1976; Damian, born July 21, 1978 and Makeda , born May 30, 1981. Citation Machine Children names One bullet struck Marley in the sternum and the bicep and his wife Rita was hit in the head by another bullet. Fortunately, the Marleys were not severely injured, but manager Don Taylor was not as lucky. He was shot five times and underwent surgery to save his life. Despite the attack, Marley still played at the show after much deliberation. The motivation behind the attack was never uncovered, and Marley fled the country the day after the concert. My King Of Reggae They performed as an opening act for Bruce Springsteen and for Sly & the Family Stone. That same year, the Wailers released their next album, Burnin, which featured the song "I Shot the Sheriff." Rock legend Eric Clapton released a cover of the song in 1974, which became a number one hit in the United States. in the late 1950s when Bob, barely into his teens, left St. Ann and returned to Jamaica's capital. He eventually settled in the western Kingston vicinity of Trench Town, so named because it was built over a sewage trench. A low-income community comprised of squatter-settlements and government yards developments that housed a minimum of four families, Bob quickly learned to defend himself against Trench Town's rude boys and bad men. Introduction Tragic in the making Quick Fact. NAME: Robert Nesta Marley OCCUPATION: Songwriter, Singer BIRTH DATE: February 06, 1945 DEATH DATE: May 11, 1981 PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Ann Parish, Jamaica PLACE OF DEATH: Miami, Florida His Love life In September of 1980, a weakened Marley almost fainted onstage while performing in New York. The next day, he collapsed while jogging in Central Park. Marley was diagnosed with a brain tumor (a result of the untreated cancer in his toe) and given less than a month to live. Despite the grim news, Marley played one final show in Pittsburgh before being flown to Miami. There doctors verified that the singer had cancer in the brain, lung, and stomach. Eight months later, Marley passed away. Marley's death was the cause for much rumor and speculation. Some credited his survival for so long despite the widespread cancer to his marijuana use, while others have attributed his death to nefarious causes. Moving to Trenchtown. Politics and Assassination Attempt Basic Information The Last Of A Legend “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” ― Bob Marley Blackwell, C. (2004, February 06). Bob marley biography - facts, birthday, life story - Retrieved from The Beginning “The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” ― Bob Marley Big Break Robert Nesta Marley, was his full name. He was Born in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica. To a white man Captain Norval Marley and his mother Cedalla Booker. (they were married.) Captain Norval left the family shortly after Bob was born. But came occasionally to visit. The Wailers and Bob Marley Hello , My name is Makayla SImon. I'm here to give you some background information about Bob Marley. Students and adults remember him as a man who smoked weed all the time. and which he did, but he had other life goals for his self. Bob Marley had a 13 children which all were not by his wife Rita. Rita knew that Bob was cheating and thought it came with the fame. Only three was with his wife and two adopted from Rita's previous relationships and the others children was with various of women. Early Wailers Era The Wailers got their big break in 1972 when they landed a contract with Island Records, which was

Bob Marley

Transcript: Bob Marley The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae's best-selling album, going ten times Platinum which is also one Diamond in the U.S. and selling 25 million copies worldwide. Marley's idea was that everyone in the world should stop fighting and become one - a similar sentiment to John Lennon's "Imagine" and George Harrison's "Give Me Love." There is, however, a deeper meaning behind the song than a simple call for unity. Some of the lyrics are about oppression and how sinners will pay for their evil deeds in the end. For many listeners, the deeper message is lost in the overwhelming chorus. Marley wrote this song amid the turmoil of the Jamaican elections in December, 1976. Marley had supported Michael Manley when he won the election in 1972 and became Prime Minister of Jamaica, but four years later, Marley was by far the most popular person in Jamaica, and he refused to take a political stance as the country was divided between Manley's People's National Party and the Jamaican Labour Party headed by Edward Seaga. It was very violent time in the country, and Marley tried to stay politically neutral while offering peace and shelter however he could - his Hope Road hope was kind of a safehouse for people with nowhere to go. The journalist Vivien Goldman was with Marley at the time and remembers him working on "One Love" while sitting on his small bed while a young girl sat on the other end and other visitors gathered in the room. "We'll share the shelter, of my single bed," Marley sang, as he created a song they was both peaceful and angry at the same time. In July 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of one of his toes. Contrary to urban legend, this lesion was not primarily caused by an injury during a football match in that year, but was instead a symptom of the already existing cancer. Marley turned down doctors' advice to have his toe amputated, citing his religious beliefs. Despite his illness, he continued touring and was in the process of scheduling a world tour in 1980. The intention was for Inner Circle to be his opening act on the tour but after their lead singer Jacob Miller died in Jamaica in March 1980 after returning from a scouting mission in Brazil this was no longer mentioned. Bob Marley was a member of the Rastafari movement, whose culture was a key element in the development of reggae. Bob Marley became an ardent proponent of Rastafari, taking their music out of the socially deprived areas of Jamaica and onto the international music scene. He once gave the following response, which was typical, to a question put to him during a recorded interview: Interviewer: "Can you tell the people what it means being a Rastafarian?" Bob: "I would say to the people, Be still, and know that His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is the Almighty. Now, the Bible seh so, Babylon newspaper seh so, and I and I the children seh so. Yunno? So I don't see how much more reveal our people want. Wha' dem want? a white God, well God come black. True true. Bob Marley had a number of children: three with his wife Rita, two adopted from Rita's previous relationships, and several others with different women. The Bob Marley official website acknowledges eleven children. Those listed on the official site are: Sharon, born 23 November 1964, to Rita in previous relationship Cedella born 23 August 1967, to Rita David "Ziggy", born 17 October 1968, to Rita Stephen, born 20 April 1972, to Rita Robert "Robbie", born 16 May 1972, to Pat Williams Rohan, born 19 May 1972, to Janet Hunt Karen, born 1973 to Janet Bowen Stephanie, born 17 August 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 4 June 1975, to Lucy Pounder Ky-Mani, born 26 February 1976, to Anita Belnavis Damian, born 21 July 1978, to Cindy Breakspeare Makeda was born on 30 May 1981, to Yvette Crichton, after Marley's death.[40] Meredith Dixon's book lists her as Marley's child, but she is not listed as such on the Bob Marley official website. The final concert of Bob Marley's career was held September 23, 1980 at the Stanley Theater (now called The Benedum Center For The Performing Arts) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The audio recording of that concert is now available on CD, vinyl, and digital music services. Shortly after, Marley's health deteriorated and he became very ill; the cancer had spread throughout his body. The rest of the tour was cancelled and Marley sought treatment at the Bavarian clinic of Josef Issels, where he received a controversial type of cancer therapy (Issels treatment) partly based on avoidance of certain foods, drinks, and other substances. After fighting the cancer without success for eight months, Marley boarded a plane for his home in Jamaica. While flying home from Germany to Jamaica, Marley's vital functions

Bob Marley

Transcript: War Jamaica started to separate itself into two sides -The JLP (Jamaican Labor Party) -The PNP (Peoples National Party) The PNP was accused by the JLP of being communist. The PNP is very conservative and Bob said that it made him sick! The JLP was accused by the PNP of being Fascist and because they used such a strict form of democratic socialism people thought that it was a cover up for being communist and eventually it would come to that. Rumors Concert Nobody in the shooting incident was killed Just a few days later the concert was held and even though bob knew it was risky he still went on stage and preformed. He had also met a woman named Rita and ended up marrying her shortly after. There were rumors that the concert would get shot up and this actually made Bob nervous This cought the attention of Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. An producer and owner of a music studio in Jamaica. Death He listened to American music growing up such as.. -The Temptations -The Drifters -The Impressions - Rita Marley (Wife) is a singer When Bob was twelve he moved to Kingston with his mother. The area was called Trench Town and was a very poor ghetto. Bob owned one outfit and one pair of shoes. One day He came home from school and said that he gave his books to a kid who needed then and that he is no longer going to school. Bob had a passion for music and started playing the guitar. Bob Moved to America when he was 17 in 1970. At this point he had started to make a name for himself in Kingston but he wanted to be bigger! He was also only getting paid about 3 pounds a week. This is equivalent to about $4.83 He also was able to join the violence between the two parties. and sings anti-war songs In 1974 Bob Marley formed a new group under the same name When in America Bob met with his mom and he also was able to meet with Lee "Scratch" Paylor. -Scratch is a good friend of Coxsone. He owns Big Tree records and was able to sign Bob and hid band on right away. Plays Reggae music. It's puts an accent on the off beat. Bob wrote his first song called "Judge Not". Bob did a concert with Stevie Wonder and they actually preformed two songs together Stevie gave half his pay to a local charity and that inspire him to do a free concert in Jamaica This concert was close to the time of the election in Jamaica neither party wanted Bob to take the side of the other party during the concert because of how influential he was and whatever he liked, the people liked Early Life Injuries Bob Marley eventually flew in to Jamaica on May 8 1981 after being told again there was nothing that could be done Bob Would later buy the house and live there and leave it open to friends, family, and people who lived in the neighborhood The house was in the nice part of town and was 2 doors down from the kings house (Governor) and three doors down from the Prime ministers house. Neither of those people really liked anything having to do with anything Rastafarian. When asked why he moved there he said "Sista, I'm Bringin the ghetto uptown!" Treatment Death However it was very hard t get played on the radio becasue Rastafarians were still not very popular and Double Barrel Records were not a very big label at the time. The Wailers wrote a song called "Simmer Down" and it was a first there first hit In Jamaica there was an island huge island house owned by a man named Chris Blackwell and he let Bob Marley rehearse there Bigger Expansion The beginning of a revolution (Cont.) The Beginning of a Revolution This is where he started to spread the Rastafarian way of life. -Rastafarian's take most of there beliefs out of the old testament of the Bible. -They also beleive that Haile Selassie, AKA Ras Tafari, AKA Jah, was the second coming of Christ. -Dread locks were a sign you were Rastafarian -Rastafarians would smoke ganja not just to get high but becasue they felt it made them closer to Jah It also has influences from Funk and Soul music and can be very jazzy at times. Bob was playing soccer a couple years ago and had hid foot stepped on by a player wearing cleats. The doctors removed the nail and everything was okay. Months after the peace concert Bob went jogging with his manager and all the sudden stopped and fell. He was foaming at the mouth and was taken to the hospital. He was told he had cancer in the lunges, brain and various other places and there was no chance of any cure, although it could have been prevented if he participated in regular check-ups. He was able to spend a little longer with friends and family but would sadly die on May 11 1981, just three days later. Bob Marley and the Wailers went on tour in England. There was some miss communication between the band and the managers. The band was not aware that the tour was only a promotional tour, which meant that they would not get paid. When they arived back Neville "Bunny" Livingston (Lead Vocalist of The Wailers) left the band because he felt he was not being respected

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