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Bob Marley - Life & Times: Reggae Music, songs & death of legend Marley Uploaded by bodhiman

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Hi!! Today in Bodhi Bio, we take a look at the life & times of the reggae legend, Bob Marley!. Bob Marley was born in the village of Nine Mile in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica as Nesta Robert Marley. A Jamaican passport official would later swap his first and middle names. He was of mixed race. His father, Norval Sinclair Marley, was a White English-Jamaican of mixed English and Syrian-Jewish descent, whose family came from Sussex, England. In 1963, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith formed a ska and rocksteady group, calling themselves "The Teenagers". They later changed their name to "The Wailing Rudeboys", then to "The Wailing Wailers", at which point they were discovered by record producer Coxsone Dodd, and finally to "The Wailers". By 1966, Braithwaite, Kelso, and Smith had left The Wailers, leaving the core trio of Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh. In 1966, Marley married Rita Anderson, and moved near his mother's residence in Wilmington, Delaware in the United States for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant, under the alias Donald Marley. The Wailers' first major label album, Catch a Fire was released worldwide in April 1973, packaged like a rock record with a unique Zippo lighter lift-top. Initially selling 14000 units, it didn't make Marley a star, but received a positive critical reception. It was followed later that year by Burnin <b>...</b>

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