Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley)

Timeline created by Lucho
  • Birth

    On February 6, 1945, Robert Nesta Marley was born in Ninemiles a city of Jamaica
  • Norval Dies

    Bob's father, Norval Marley, died when Bob was 10 years old, in 1955.
  • "Wailing Wailers"

    Bob met Bunny, his best friend, and soon after Winston Hubert (Peter Tosh), the three formed the "Wailing Wailers". The new group won the sympathy of the Rastafarian drummer Alvin Patterson, who introduced them to producer Clement Dodd. The Wailing Wailers released their first single, "Simmer Down", with Coxsone label in late 1963.
  • Rita Marley

    Bob Marley married Rita on February 10, 1966
  • "The Wailers"

    "The Wailers"
    Bob's approach to the Rastafari belief starts to be reflected in his music. Bob, meanwhile, called Peter and Bunny to form a new band, the legendary "The Wailers". Meanwhile Rita also began his musical career with a hit called "Pied Piper"
  • Wail'N'Soul

    The Wailers Rastafarian beliefs clashed with Dodd and they founded their own label, Wail'N'Soul. Despite some hits, the label does not meet with the expectations and bankruptcy in 1967.
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    "Jamaica in The 70's"

    Jamaica in the 70's lived a typical and worsening political violence, the situation escalated into a civil war between street gangs of militant gunmen two traditional political parties, the People's National Party (Social Democrat) and Labour Party Jamaica (center-right conservative). The army and police took to the streets of Jamaica, but could not stem the violence between the two warring parties.
  • "Hits"

    The Wailers met a man then that would revolutionize their work, Lee Perry. The association between Perry and the Wailers brought some of the most remarkable hits of the band as "Soul Rebel," "Duppy Conqueror", "400 Years" and "Small Axe", reggae classics of the future. In 1970, two of the most renowned musicians of the island, Aston 'Family Man' Barrett and his brother Carlton (bass and drums) will join the Wailers, who by then razed in the Caribbean, but internationally remained unknown.
  • "With the CBS"

    In 1971 Bob traveled to Sweden with Johnny Nash to sign a contract with CBS
  • "Catch a Fire"

    "Catch a Fire"
    In the spring of 1972, the Wailers landed in England to promote the single "Reggae on Broadway", but did not garner much success.
    Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, offered 4000 pounds to make a great album "Catch a Fire."
  • "Burnin"

    In 1973 the group released their second album with the label Island, Burnin ', an album that included new versions of some of his biggest songs like "Duppy Conqueror," "Small Axe" and "Put It On", along with "Get Up, Stand Up" and "I Shot The Sheriff." It was just this last theme that Bob Marley internationally enshrined at the hands of Eric Clapton's voice.
  • "The Big Tour"

    "The Big Tour"
    The Wailers played in London in April 1973 and three months later the band returned to Jamaica. Bunny, disenchanted with the musical life, left the band before the U.S. tour. In its place came Joe Higgs, the old music teacher of the Wailers.
  • "Alone"

    In 1974, Bob Marley spent much of his time in the studio working on Natty Dread, an album that included songs like "Talkin 'Blues", "No Woman No Cry", "So Jah Seh" "Revolution," "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) "and" Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock). "
  • "Bob Marley And The Wailers"

    "Bob Marley And The Wailers"
    The following year, Bunny and Peter finally leave the group to embark on his solo career, prompting the band became known as Bob Marley & The Wailers. Natty Dread was released in February 1975. As for touring, two stand out: one at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, which was ranked as one of the best of the decade (The Live disc is the concert). And the second in November, when Bob returned to Jamaica to play a benefit concert with Stevie Wonder, and as a superstar in his country and the world.
  • "Rastaman Vibrations"

    Rastaman Vibrations, the next studio album, was released in 1976. The work included songs like "Crazy Baldhead," "Johnny Was", "Who The Cap Fit" and, perhaps most significantly of all, "War", whose lyrics were taken from a speech by Emperor Haile Selassie in the Nations together.
  • "Summer Hits"

    Released in the summer of that year, Exodus consolidated the band's international status, remaining in England lists for 56 weeks straight and having the three singles - "Waiting in Vain," "Exodus" and "Jammin '" - as large media success.
  • "Attempt"

    On December 3, 1976, two days before "Smile Jamaica", Bob, his wife Rita, Lewis Griffith and manager Don Taylor were wounded in an attack by unknown gunmen inside his house at 56 Hope Road, Jamaica, thought to that the attack was a reprisal for political groups that rejected the concert for their alleged character of the Manley government support
  • "Smaile Jamaica"

    Bob Marley was a pacifist then apolitical in Jamaica, a musician and a true and dedicated proponent of the Rastafarian faith. Bob Marley decided to participate in a free concert at National Heroes Park in Kingston on December 5, 1976 to promote peace and national reconciliation, and thus help curb the violence.
  • "A Big Problem"

    In July 1977 it was discovered that had formed acral lentiginous melanoma, a wound in a foot, a malignant form of melanoma, the big toe of his right foot. Despite his illness, Bob wanted to go ahead with scheduled performances and no cancer was removed and put on treatment.
  • "More Hits"

    En 1978 la banda consiguió un nuevo éxito con Kaya, que alcanzó el cuarto lugar en Inglaterra a la semana siguiente a su lanzamiento. Del álbum fueron extraídos dos sencillos: "Satisfy My Soul" e "Is This Love?"
  • "One Love Peace Concert"

    In April 1978 he returned to Jamaica for the One Love Peace Concert, when he won the Prime Minister Michael Manley and opposition leader Edward Seaga of the hand should give it on stage in an effort to curb political violence and promote reconciliation country. He was then invited to go to the United Nations headquarters in New York to receive the Medal of Peace. And later this year, Bob traveled to Africa for the first time after visiting Ethiopia initially, spiritual home of Rastafari.
  • "Zimbabwe"

    The band recently completed a tour of Europe and the United States, where material was removed for the second live album: Babylon By Bus Survival, the ninth album of Bob Marley Island was released in the summer of 1979. It included "Zimbabwe", an anthem for Rhodesia, later released, along with "So Much Trouble In The World", "Ambush In The Night" and "Africa Unite". As the cover, which contains the flags of independent nations, Survival was an album in tribute to the Pan-African cause.
  • "Independence Ceremony"

    In April 1980, the group was officially invited by the government of Zimbabwe to play at the independence ceremonies of the new nation.
  • "The Biggest Cocnert"

    The band's next album, Uprising, was released in May 1980 and had immediate success with "Could You Be Loved?". The album also featured "Coming In From The Cold", "Work" and the famous "Redemption Song". The Wailers meanwhile embarked on its largest European tour, breaking attendance records at a concert. The agenda included a concert for 100,000 people in Milan, the largest in the history of the band. Bob Marley & The Wailers were the biggest band on tour that year.
  • "World Tour"

    He participated actively in the preparation of a world tour that would take place in 1980. The intention was that the group Inner Circle will act as support act throughout the tour, but after their lead singer, Jacob Miller, died in Jamaica because of a traffic accident in March 1980 that idea was abandoned.
  • "Order of Merit"

    In April 1981 he was awarded the Order of Merit, Jamaica's third largest nation honors in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the culture. Bob could not attend.
  • "Bob Dies"

    After eight months unsuccessfully battling against cancer, Marley took a plane back to Jamaica. During the flight from Germany, its vital functions began to fail. When the plane landed, had to be rushed to the hospital because he needed immediate medical attention. He died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, now University Hospital of Miami, on the morning of May 11, 1981 at the age of 36.
  • "Funeral"

    Marley received a state funeral on May 21, 1981 which combined elements of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church with the Rastafarian tradition. He was buried with his Gibson Les Paul Red (some say it was really a Fender Stratocaster) in a chapel near the birthplace.