Bob Marley's Life

 
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Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley was born on Febuary 6, 1945 and died 36 years later on May 11, 1981. He was born as Nesta Robert Marley in a small village called Nine Mile Jamaica. Several years later he got his middle and first name switched. When Bob was 10 his father Norval Sinclair Marley died of a heart attack. When he was young he had problem racially because he was two differnent races. That when he quoted "I don't have prejudice against himself. My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don't dip on nobody's side. Me don't dip on the black man's side nor the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white." After his father died him and his mother moved to the slum of Trenchtown Kingston. After a while he made friends with Neville "bunny" Livingston (later known as Bunny Whailer). Him and bunny stared to play music with eachother in his free time because Bob dropped out of school at age 14 to become an apprrentice at a local welders shop. Soon after that bunny and him met Joe Higgs who played with them. At a Jam Session Bob met Peter Mclntosh (later known as Peter Tosh). Tosh also wanted to play the same music as Bob, Higgs, and Bunny. Later July 1977 his doctors realized he had acral lentiginous melanoma in his hallux and he refused to amputate because he wanted his body to be "whole". "Rasta no abide amputation. I don't allow a man to be dismantled" is what he quoted about the amputation.

   
   
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