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Robert Nesta Marley was born on February 6, 1945 in the parish of St. Anns. In 1961, at the age of sixteen, Bob released his first song, Judge Not, which did not do well.in 1965, he formed a group called ‘The Wailers’ with Bunny Livingston and Peter McIntosh. The trio released ‘Simmer Down,’ ‘Rule Them Rudie’ and ‘It Hurts To Be Alone,’ all of which were hits in Jamaica. In 1966, Bob Marley married Rita Anderson, his long-term girlfriend. In 1967Bob and Rita’s first child, Cedella, was born. Their next child, David (Ziggy) was born in 1968.On December 3 of 1976, an assassination attempt was made on Bob Marley, his wife and the managers of the Wailers. Later, in May of the same year, Bob found out that he had cancer in his toe.Doctors recommended that he have the toe removed, but Bob refused since this was against his Rastafarian beliefs. In 1980, Marley fell gravely ill. The cancer in his toe had spread upwards through his body and had infected his liver, stomach and brain. The doctors revealed that the tumor in his brain had greatly enlarged and that Bob had less than a month to live. On May 11, 1981, Bob Marley died at the young age of 36.
David Marley ( Ziggy)was born on October 17, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica. The oldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. Davidwho was given the nickname Ziggy by his father, grew up playing soccer and fishing in Jamaica. Ziggy was 12 years old when his father died. Marley began to write songs for the Melody Makers, and in 1985 the group released their first album, Play the Game Right.

 

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