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Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley was born on 6 February 1945 in Nine Miles in the parish of St Ann Jamaica His father Norval Sinclair Marley was a English marine-officer and his mother Cedella CiddyMalcomwas a native Jamaican who lived in Rhoden Hall After Bob was born his father left his mother When Bob was five his father took him to Kingston Oneyear later Bob saw his mother again A couple of years later Bob and his mother moved to Trench Town West-Kingston because his mother was looking for a job Bob Marley loved the fast life in the big city as well as the music of Fats Domino Ray Charles he heard Not much later Bob got his nickname Tuff Gong Meanwhile Jamaican musicians were working on their own style of music They invented ska and this music became very At age 16 Bob wanted to record an album Like other Jamaican kids he saw the music as an escape of the though reality Jimmy Cliff a local musician only 14 years old had already made a few hit singles and introduced Bob to producer Leslie Kong Bob made his first single Judge Not in 1961 but this record and the next one One More Cup Of Coffee 1962 didnt do well Bob left Kong after he hadnt In 1964 Peter McInTosh Bunny Livingstone alias Bunny Wailer Junior Braithwaite Beverley Kelso Cherry Constantine Dream Vision Walker and Bob Marley formed the band The Wailers Cherry and Junior left the band after a few recording sessions By the recording of their songs they used ska musicians of Coxsone Dodds Studio One Bob Marley acted as the leader of the band and he wrote most of the material The Wailers became very popular in 1965 they played full houses On the Coxsone-label they recorded several hits Simmer Down It Hurts To Be Alone Rule Them Rudie
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