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Thursday, 11 May 2017

LIB Special Report: It's 36 years since music legend, Bob Marley died at the age of 36

History has it that “Money can’t buy life” were the last words late music legend, Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley uttered to his son, Ziggy as the 36 year-old Jamaican passed away on May 11, 1981 at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, USA surrounded by members of his family including his weeping mother, Cedelar Booker after his long battle with cancer and brain tumor.
Today mark 36 years after his death and it's safe to say that his legend, music and impactful message still lives on!

At the time of his death, the world was shook with the news but comforted by the illustrious legacy the iconic figure left where he used his music as a tool to fight societal ills as well making it an avenue to unite the human race.

The late Bob Marley had a humble beginning. He was born in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica on February 6, 1945. His father was Norman Marley, a British Naval Captain posted to the West Indies during the Second World War. 

Late Marley had little Western education as he dropped out of school at 14 to become an apprentice welder. He soon quit welding to team up with Peter Tosh whom he had met recently and both released a single, Simmer Down which enjoyed a considerable airplay on the local radio.  

In 1964, Marley and Tosh formed the Wailing Wailers together with Bunny Livingstone Wailer, Junior Braithwaite, Beverly Kelso, Rita Anderson (who later became Rita Marley in 1966), Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffith (the 1-Three). The group was popular in Jamaica as it performed in many shows.

In 1972, the Wailers was signed on by Chris Blackwell’s Island Records and the following year, 1973 came out with their debut album, Catch A Fire an album that launched the Wailers into superstardom. The group toured Britain, but as successful as the tour was, it turned out to be the turning point for the group. Back in Jamaica, the group split with Peter Tosh and Bonny Walter opting out after alleging Bob Marley’s domineering role while on tour.

Bob Marley married Alpharita Constantia "Rita" Anderson in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 February 1966. Marley had many 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.

With 42 official releases, plus countless photos and videos of him captured both on and off the stage, the story of Bob Marley is one of the most chronicled in all of music history

Thirty Six years after, Bob Marley’s work still lives on, he would constantly be remembered as the apostle of reggae music, a thorn in the flesh of the oppressors and the wailing voice of the oppressed. He was the cultural ambassador of the Carribean Island and his indelible mark in the world and influence on music even on generations yet unborn cannot and will never be rivaled. 


Below is a video of Bob Marley performing on of his most Iconic songs 'No Woman No Cry'.


Continue to Rest In Peace Bob!

23 comments:

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Legend! Continue to rest in peace

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Sikong Onobo said...

Best advise a father can give to his son in life...

chris77 said...

Well done Linda. Good post. U get brain. "emancipate yourself from mental slavery cos non but oursalve can free our mind"

Anonymous said...

Am so worried about about Nigeria Celeb...Tiwa Savage don't the full meaning of JAMB & WAEC..plz watch pulse TV strivia to see...so ashamed of Tiwa OMG

TheRealAkon said...

Iconic & A Legend.

Niyi Daramola said...

Legendary





NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Quite enlightening


... Merited happiness

Akpunonu dorcas said...

Rip... Bob your music leavs on...

chukwuemeka Austin said...

Continue to R.I.P

Ebube Dorcas said...

This is music from the soul not all the ones that recent naija artists are singing today for fame and money, this is passion for humanity

OSINANL said...

GOOD TO KNOW

Amos Mohammed said...

Bob Marley RIP.

Ushie Blessing said...

Ok

Unknown said...

R. I. P. Nesta Marley

Roman God said...

I Love you Dad! You will forever be in our hearts. Thanks for gifting us with your iconic songs. I cry whenever I Listen to your "Hurting inside" song. I watched your documentary and learnt that that was the song you kept singing during your last days. Only God knows the pain you went through. Keep resting in perfect Peace! I love You! ❤❤❤

Roman God said...

"I'm hurting inside. Who cares.. Who cares?.. Does the one who love.. Feel the pain?" -I'm hurting inside

Roman God said...

"There is a place in the SUN/
Where there is love for everyONE/
That's where we could be.."

-I know a Place (Bob Marley)

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Vivian Reginalds said...

hE'D HAVE BEEN 72 NOW... RIP
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Okorie Rowland said...

Bob lives on his legacy are there to speak for him Rip reggae man,you can kill a reggae man but you can kill the message

RareSpecie Z said...

A Dope piece.
Masterfully crafted n crystally polished like a graven image befitting a god.

Will still be a fan n 'Bob' my Head 2 'Nesta' when I'm 'Jammin' (had 2 pilfer this one 4rom Mode 9 '360 degrees poetry song ft Rebecca Vaughn' from the Pentium IX bible.

Robert Nesta Marley taught me 2 Emancipate myself from Mental Slavery jst as Gautama Buddha once whispered to me some eons ago to 'Doubt everything and find my Own Light' in this cunning World.

RareSpecie Z still remains an Intellectual Deviant and Establishment Rebel.

Anonymous said...

Prophet BoB....Your music changed my life and brought me to a state of an awaken consciousness...You Forever liveth

*Linda's Future Hubby*

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