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munzing1 Bob Marley Bob Marley is the greatest musician that a third world country has ever produced His songs touched the lives of millions and his constant message of peace helped to shape Jamaicas future His breakthroughs in Reggae also helped in the formation of Rap and Rhythm and Blues In the year 1944 Captain Norvol Marley married young Jamaican girl named Cedella Booker On February 6 1945 at two thirty in the morning their son Robert Nesta Marley otherwise known as Bob Marley was born in his grandfathers house The Story Soon after Bob was born his father left his mother Bobs Father did however give financial support and occasionally arranged to see his son It was now the late fifties and jobs were scarce in Jamaica Bob followed his mother from their home in St Ann to Trenchtown West Kingston to seek employment in the big city White Trenchtown got its name because it was built over a ditch which drained the sewage of old Kingston White In Tre nchtown Bob spent a lot of his time with his good friend Neville Livingston who people called by his nickname Bunny Also in the big city Bob was more exposed to the Soul music which he had loved including such legends as Fats Domino and Ray Charles Bob and Bunny attended a music class together that was held by the famous Jamaican singer Joe Higgs In that class they met Peter Macintosh and soon became good friends In the meantime Jamaican music evolved and became very popular throughout the Caribbean due to its invention of Ska music White When Bob was 16 he started to follow his dream of becoming a musician According to Timothy White Music to many young Jamaicans was an escape from the harshness of everyday life White One of those kids was Jimmy Cliff who at the age of 14 had already recorded a couple of hit songs After meeting
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