- Term Papers and Free Essays

Bob Marley

Essay by   •  September 27, 2010  •  601 Words (3 Pages)  •  2,216 Views

Essay Preview: Bob Marley

Report this essay
Page 1 of 3

Bob Marley

Bob marley was borne February 6th 1945. He was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, and songwriter, a pioneer of Jamaican reggae music. Probaly Considered one of the greatest artists of the genre, he was the first Jamaican reggae performer to achieve significant international stardom. He was born in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica . Marley was learning the welding trade in Kingston when he formed his first band group, the Rudeboys, in 1961. The group later became known as the Wailers. The Wailers included vocalists Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh, both went solo and was successful at there new careers. The group's early recordings were in a style called ska, a hybrid of New Orleans rhythm and blues and Jamaican mento. A Mento was the first of the reggae styles. The term reggae is commonly used as a collective designation for a number of successive forms of Jamaican pop music--ska. By the late 1960s, influences from United States rhythm and blues, Jamaican folk rhythm, and rhythmic, improvised verses were. synthesized into the rock steady and poppa-top styles. and Marley emerged as a rising talent in this new genre of Jamaican music. In 1967 he converted from Christianity to Rastafarianism, a

Marley's funeral was a national event in Jamaica as many fans and citizens lined the streets in mourning. A month before he passed, he was awarded Jamaica's third highest honor-- Jamaica's Order of Merit--for his outstanding contribution to the country's culture. He left his wife, Rita, his eleven children, a $30 million estate, an incredible body of music and a whole culture of devoted Reggae artists to follow in his footsteps. His body now rests at a mausoleum at Nine Miles in St. Ann's Parish, but his music, his life, his activism, his search for the truth and his legacy will never be forgotten. As he once told biographer Stephen Davis, "I don't have suffer to be aware of suffering. So is not anger [I have], but truth, and truth have to bust out of man like a river."

Marley became the first worldwide reggae superstar with songs that spoke of politics, religion and life on the streets, including his anthemia "Get Up, Stand Up."

Died may 11th 1981 of cancer born February 6th 1945 in st. ann. parish Jamaica

Redemption Song Old pirates, yes, they rob I; Sold I to the merchant ships ,Minutes after they took I From the bottomless pit.

But my hand was made strong

By the 'and of the Almighty. We forward in this generation

Triumphantly. Won't you help to sing

These songs of freedom? - 'Cause all I ever have: Redemption songs;

Redemption songs. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;

None but ourselves can free our minds.



Download as:   txt (3.6 Kb)   pdf (70.9 Kb)   docx (10.1 Kb)  
Continue for 2 more pages »
Only available on
Citation Generator

(2010, 09). Bob Marley. Retrieved 09, 2010, from

"Bob Marley" 09 2010. 2010. 09 2010 <>.

"Bob Marley.", 09 2010. Web. 09 2010. <>.

"Bob Marley." 09, 2010. Accessed 09, 2010.