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  Bob Marley
Bob Marley was reggae’s foremost practitioner and emissary, embodying its spirit and spreading its gospel to all corners of the globe.
Marley was born on Jamaica to a young fl mother and an older white father.
It becomes Marley’s highest-charting album, reaching #8 in the U.S. and #15 in the U.K. December 3, 1976: Bob Marley and his entourage are attacked by gunman.
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  Bob Marley - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Reggae's most transcendent and iconic figure, Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist to achieve international superstardom, in the process introducing the music of his native island nation to the far-flung corners of the globe.
Marley's music gave voice to the day-to-day struggles of the Jamaican experience, vividly capturing not only the plight of the country's impoverished and oppressed but also the devout spirituality that remains their source of strength.
Robert Nesta Marley was born February 6, 1945, in rural St. Ann's Parish, Jamaica; the son of a middle-aged white father and teenaged fl mother, he left home at 14 to pursue a music career in Kingston, becoming a pupil of local singer and devout Rastafarian Joe Higgs.
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  Bob Marley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bob Marley was born on Tuesday, February 6th, 1945 in the small village of Nine Mile in Saint Ann, Jamaica.
Marley was forced to learn self-defense, as he became the target of bullying because of his racial makeup and stature (he was 5'4" (163 cm) tall).
Bob Marley was a member of the Rastafari movement, whose culture was a key element in the development of reggae.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Bob Marley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Miles, Saint Ann Jamaica to Norval Marley, a Jamaican-born white plantation overseer of Welsh descent, and Cedella Booker, a fl teenager from the north country.
Bob Marley left Jamaica at the end of 1976, and went to England, where he recorded both Exodus and Kaya, and where he was famously arrested for possession of a joint of marijuana.
Bob Marley's music and legend have gone from strength to strength in the years since his early death and continue to produce a huge stream of revenue for his estate, while also bringing him a nearly mythic status in music history similar to that of Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Bob Dylan.
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 Bob Marley - MSN Encarta
Robert Nesta Marley was born in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica.
Marley was learning the welding trade in Kingston when he formed his first band, the Rudeboys, in 1961.
During his lifetime Marley's music came to be closely associated with the movement toward fl political independence, an issue prominent in several African and South American countries at the time.
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 Bob Marley Music Guide - WikiMusicGuide, the Music Wiki
Marley was born to Norval Sinclair Marley, a white Jamaican born to British parents, and a Jamaican woman named Cedella Booker.
A fully illustrated and authorized biography of Bob Marley which includes a collection of handwritten lyrics, a private sketchbook, photographs, and rare concert memorabilia was published March 1, 2006 with the title "Marley Legend: An Illustrated Life of Bob Marley" in cooperation with the Marley Family.
Bob Marley's song, I Shot the Sheriff, was covered by Eric Clapton and became a number one hit.
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 Bob Marley Poster
Bob Marley was born 6 February 1945 in a small village called Nine Miles in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica.
Marley's stay in America was short-lived, however, and he returned to Jamaica to join up again with Peter and Bunny.
Bob Marley and the Wailers were now the most important band on the road that year and the new Uprising album hit every chart in Europe.
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 American Masters . Bob Marley | PBS
Bob understood that reggae had the magnificent capaciousness to absorb all other influences and anchor them solidly to the drum and bass underpining that is its essential element, the sweet seductive secret of its success.
Bob Dylan may be the most respected poet of his generation, but his often deliberately obfuscatory lyrics stand in the way of clear translation, and limit his appeal to the non-English speaking audience.
Marley, on the other hand, refined his lyric art to a steely perfection, using the language of the streets to attain the stars.
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 Bob Marley Music
The Marley family recently announced plans to file a lawsuit to block the recent Bob Marley ringtone licensing deal between Universal Music Group and Verizon Wireless, an agreement that was made without the family's permission.
Bob's music was getting massive amounts of air play on fl radio stations with the hit, "Could You Be Loved," and the Wailers were capitalizing on that popularity by playing with the Commodores in New York City.
One of the signature elements of Bob Marley's music was his startling ability to take an otherwise bouncy, enticing reggae rhythm and inject such powerful lyrics that the listener could feel happy, sad, serious and even scared, all within the confines of a three-minute song structure.
bobmarleyblog.blogspot.com   (718 words)

 Bob Marley Bio
Marley's stay in America was short-lived, however, and he returned to Jamaica to join up again with Peter and Bunny.
Marley returned to Africa in 1980 at the official initation of the Government of Zimbabwe to play at that country's Independence Ceremony.
Bob Marley & the Wailers were now the most important band on the road that year and the new Uprising album hit every chart in Europe.
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 Bob Marley - hotshotdigital.com
The worldwide icon of reggae, Bob Marley was the first artist to bring the music and stories of Jamaica to the outside world.
Robert Nesta Marley was born to a teenage fl mother and middle-aged white father in Jamaica in 1945.
Marley's fame was considerable outside of Jamaica, but in his home country he was viewed with even greater admiration.
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 Bob Marley ‘catches fire’ early in life - Today Book Club: Biography/Memoirs - MSNBC.com
Bob Marley was a reggae superstar who brought the sound of the Third World to the entire globe.
Marley's hometown is Nine Miles, Jamaica, a small village in the parish of St. Ann that is a three-hour car ride from the capital city of Kingston.
Bob Marley died young, but he managed to avoid many of the most common pitfalls and pratfalls of rock martyrdom.
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 Music Feature | The "Real Revolutionary's" Guide to Bob Marley's Star
Marley was a "real revolutionary," on whom the CIA kept a file which it still refuses to release, for reasons of "national security." He was the voice of a new world trying to be born, the face of international freedom movements, both political and spiritual.
Today, Bob is a paradox: it is primarily as a spokesperson for underprivileged people that he has become a global icon, but his music and image have become thoroughly commodified in every imaginable way.
Bob Marley not only criticized a way of life that many of us recognize as destructive, he also voiced a more attractive alternative.
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 PopMatters Books Feature | Bob Marley Is Still Catching Fire
May 11 is the 25th anniversary of the passing of the king of reggae, the day when Bob Marley succumbed to cancer in Miami in 1981 at the age of 36.
And Marley's son Damian scored a recent chart hit with his song "Welcome to Jamrock." Others draw from his general spirit: Gwen Stefani; Julian Casablancas, the lead singer of the Strokes, a band that sometimes borrows reggae rhythms, is an avowed Marley fan.
Marley grew up on the streets of Trench Town in Jamaica, a ghetto that was tougher than the hometown of any American rapper.
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 Bob Marley Downloads :: calabashmusic.com
Bob Marley (born Nesta Robert Marley) was born in the small village of Nine Miles in Saint Ann, Jamaica.
Marley is best known for his ska, rocksteady, and reggae songs, which include the hits "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Three Little Birds", "Exodus", "Could You Be Loved", "Jamming", "Redemption Song", and one of his most famous love songs, "One Love".
Bob Marley's music has continuously grown in popularity in the years since his death, providing a stream of revenue for his estate and affording him a mythical status in 20th century music history.
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 Bob Marley: Biography : Rolling Stone
Tremendously popular in their native Jamaica, where Bob Marley was regarded as a national hero, the Wailers were also reggae music's most effective international emissaries.
Marley expanded the instrumental section of the group and brought in a female vocal trio, the I-Threes, which included his wife, Rita.
Marley was a pioneer not only because he single-handedly brought reggae to the world, but because his passionate, socially observant music has become a yardstick against which all reggae will forever be measured.
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Nana Rita Marley, wife of honour rebel Robert Nesta Marley, is calling on cultural activists across Africa to unify in celebratory creative force for the advancement of the continent.
Mrs Marley arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last week to oversee large-scale preparations for the upcoming AFRICA UNITE commemorative Bob Marley 60th Anniversary events planned for the first week of February 2005.
A host of Bob Marley fans and media from across the world are expected to gather in Ethiopia next month.
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 Bob Marley
At the age of 14 Marley left school to work as a welder's apprentice, while also pursuing his musical interests with friend Neville "Bunny" Livingston (later to be known as Bunny Wailer) and an older Rastafarian singer named Joe Higgs.
The following year Marley briefly relocated to the U.S., where his mother had recently established a home with her second husband in Delaware; after working for eight months to finance his music career, the singer moved back to Kingston to resume activity with the group -- now simply known as The Wailers.
At the end of 1978 Marley made his first trip to the African continent, culminating in a visit to Ethiopia, the country from which the Rastafarian religion had originated.
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 Bob Marley: Bob Marley's Smoking Mobile Phone Game - Kotaku
The all new Bob Marley Burnin' game combines all of Marley's passions into a fun interactive experience right on your cellphone.
Its not every rastafarians perogative to smoke 'prodigious amounts of pot' infact bob marley played ridiculous amounts of football and was considered good enough to play for jamaica were it not for his career in music maybe that would be the case.
Anyone who knows about Bob knows soccer was a true love of his, he basically chose death over not being able to play.
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Bob had little exposure to his father but received much love from his mother Cedella and his Grandfather who was known as an obeah man. At age 14, he left home to pursue a music career in Kingston, becoming a pupil of local singer and devout Rastafarian Joe Higgs.
Bob Marley's musical impact reaches around the globe and to this day continues to expand into every country, city, town, and village.
Marley played an extremely vital role in helping to maintian peace in Jamaica during political unrest and he has also been in supporting Jamaica's position in the world economic community.
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 Bob Marley las letras - las letras & canciones ♫
Bob Marley - By The Rivers Of Babylon
Bob Marley - It Hurts To Be Alone
Bob Marley - You Can't Blame The Youth
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 Bob Marley-Reggae King of the World
A strong Rastafarian (jailed in the States for possession of marijuana), Marley's lyrics drew hugely on his religious and political views; the lyrics of "War" on his celebrated Rastaman Vibrations' album are from a speech made by Haile Selassie.
His song lyrics made it difficult for him to live in a politically tense homeland beleaguered by violent unrest and in 1976 Marley was shot-the identity of the gunmen was never discovered.
Marley survived, but began spending more of his time in the States, although his roots always remained in Jamaica.
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 Saving Bob Marley from his fans. - By Field Maloney - Slate Magazine
Bob Marley's greatest-hits album, Legend, came out in 1984, three years after his death, at 36, of a cancer that spread from his big toe.
Bob Marley's golden period was the three albums he cut with the original Wailers and the brilliant, certifiably insane, Jamaican producer Lee "Scratch" Perry: Soul Rebels, African Herbsman, and Rasta Revolution.
In such a scenario, Bob Marley's songs, with lines like "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery" and "No chains are on my feet/ but I am not free," seem to be talking to you in a way that's deeply profound.
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 Remembering Bob Marley - TIME
But Marley was not always so readily and universally accepted, and it was not always so easy for him to slip into his many roles.
When Marley recorded his albums, the studios in which he worked were often packed with friends and girlfriends, musicians and onlookers, folks who were playing on the record, and folks who were just playing around.
Marley was a musical genius for a multicultural age, a man for all seasons who died before his time, a shapeshifter who never fit into established musical formats.
www.time.com /time/arts/article/0,8599,1024886,00.html   (1194 words)

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