Bob Marly Biography

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  • marley was born in 1945 in a small village

    marley was born in 1945 in a small village
  • The racist bullying he received as a child had an impact on his songwriting

    The racist bullying he received as a child had an impact on his songwriting
  • He left school at 14 to make music

    He left school at 14 to make music
  • The Wailers' first album ‘Catch a Fire’ was released in 1973 and sold well

    The Wailers' first album ‘Catch a Fire’ was released in 1973 and sold well
  • Marley released her groundbreaking song 'No Woman, No Cry', which is still considered a classic today.

    Marley released her groundbreaking song 'No Woman, No Cry', which is still considered a classic today.
  • Marley left Jamaica for England in 1976 to record his ‘Exodus’ and ‘Kaya’ albums.

    Marley left Jamaica for England in 1976 to record his ‘Exodus’ and ‘Kaya’ albums.
  • He toured the world and performed to campaign against apartheid in South Africa and to celebrate the independence of Zimbabwe

    He toured the world and performed to campaign against apartheid in South Africa and to celebrate the independence of Zimbabwe
  • He spread reggae and its message of love and unity to a worldwide audience

    He spread reggae and its message of love and unity to a worldwide audience
  • He had a cancerous tumor on one of his fingers, but he did not want to have it amputated due to his religious beliefs

    He had a cancerous tumor on one of his fingers, but he did not want to have it amputated due to his religious beliefs
  • He died of cancer when he was 36 years old

    He died of cancer when he was 36 years old
  • He was given a state funeral in Jamaica according to the Rastafari tradition

    He was given a state funeral in Jamaica according to the Rastafari tradition
  • It remains an important influence on music today.

    It remains an important influence on music today.