72 years ago was born Bob Marley

72 years ago was born Bob Marley

On February 6, 1945, Robert Nesta Marley was born in the village of Nayn-Mile on the island of Jamaica in the Caribbean - a man we know today as a cult reggae musician and a Rastafarian okoloprorak Bob Marley.

Father - who, by the way, was a European by birth - Bob met only twice in his life. Mom, Jamaican girl Cedella Booker, gave birth to him at age 19. In his youth, Bob was the so-called ore-fight - this is a youth subculture in Jamaica in the 60s. Existing in conditions of poverty, crime and unemployment, the ore-battles expressed their protest, shaving their heads, dressing in black and dancing to ska and roksteed - from this music, combined with rhythm and blues, soul and gospel, in the late 60s born reggae.

The photo was taken before 1973.

Also until 1973, The Wailers group, from left to right: Bob Marley, Bunny Weyler and Peter Tosh.

After school, Bob got a job as a welder and started making music - the famous Jamaican musician Joe Higgs helped him. In 1963, Marley creates the band The Wailers, and their very first single is headed by Jamaica's hit parade.The band continues to be popular on the island, and in 1972 he received a contract with Island Records, which resulted in the release of the first album outside Jamaica. Soon, Eric Clapton includes the song I Shot the Sheriff in his album, it becomes an absolute hit, and the band goes on a tour of America.

Also until 1973, Peter Tosh, wife of Bob Rita Anderson (Marley), Bob.

1973 Photo: Eshter Anderson.

1973, Bob in Jamaica.

1973 Bob Marley and The Wailers during a live performance on the BBC.

1975, Jeff Walker, George Harrison, Bob Marley and Don Taylor in Los Angeles.

In the mid-70s, the group, which changed its name to Bob Marley and The Wailers and included the female vocal trio (including Bob’s wife, Rita), became the leader in reggae music. In Britain, almost all of the band's new songs immediately fall into the Top 40 and Top 10 - No Woman No Cry, Jamming, Waiting in Vain and others. In the US charts, Marley is a little less popular, but extremely loved by the intellectual elite - its representatives call the musician's work songs of "love, faith and rebellion."

1975

1976, Bob and The Wailers on tour in Holland.

1976

1970s, Bob with mom.

1976
In Jamaica, the worship of Bob Marley actually takes the form of a cult: the public perceives his political and religious speeches as revelations of the saint.Many Rastamans still consider the Rastafarian and Pan-Africanist Bob Marley a prophet.

1970s, Bob with the Jamaican Miss World - 1976 and jazz musician Cindy Breakspear.

1977 The second passion of Bob Marley - after the music, of course - was football. He played everywhere: in the fields, on the street, and even in the recording studio. Once Bob told a journalist: “If you want to know me, play against The Wailers and me in football.”

1977, during the European tour.
In July 1977, Bob Marley was diagnosed with skin cancer and melanoma was diagnosed with a big toe. The musician refused to amputation, citing his decision, in particular, Rastafarian beliefs that the body must remain whole.

1977, sound check before a concert in Paris.

1977, during the European tour. Photo: Kate Simon.

1977, resting after a game of football. Photo: Kate Simon.

1978, Bob and his son Ziggy play football.

1979 year. Photo: Tuff Gong.

1979, in New Zealand.

1980, at home in Jamaica.
Marley continued to speak all over the world: in 1980, for example, he performed in Zimbabwe, which further strengthened his reputation as a symbol of African unity — that year the country gained independence from Great Britain. In Germany, Marley completed a course of chemotherapy, and in Kingston he was baptized in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

1980, in Paris.

1980, concert at Madison Square Garden. Photo: David Brooks.
May 1, 1981 a musician died in a hospital in Miami, his last words were: "Money can not buy life." Marley was buried in Jamaica. A Gibson Les Paul guitar, a soccer ball, a cannabis bundle, a Bible and a ring - a gift from the Ethiopian prince, son of Haile Selassie I.

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  • 72 years ago was born Bob Marley

    72 years ago was born Bob Marley

    72 years ago was born Bob Marley

    72 years ago was born Bob Marley

    72 years ago was born Bob Marley

    72 years ago was born Bob Marley

    72 years ago was born Bob Marley

    72 years ago was born Bob Marley

    72 years ago was born Bob Marley

    72 years ago was born Bob Marley

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