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Bob Marley lived by his beliefs and was considered a prophet by many Marleypreached his message of equality anti racism and freedom from oppression on everycontinent during his nineteen year career His great lyrics and reggae beat sent a powerfulmessage in the turbulent 60s and 70s During his career Bob Marley released more than 25 albums and hundreds ofsingles Bob Marley captured audiences with a new type of music a blend of Africanbeats American rhythm-and-blues and soul known as reggae Marley was responsiblefor bringing this new music from the Caribbean Island of Jamaica to internationalThough he stood only 5-foot four inches in height Marley was larger than lifeRolling Stone magazine in 1975 claimed Marley Mania was sweeping America TheOriginal Marley and the Wailers played with 1970s superstars such as Stevie Wonder andSly and the Family Stone Artists such as Eric Clapton and Johnny Nash recorded some of Marleys compositions His music influenced Paul Simons Mother and Child reunionalbum On stage Bobs energetic movement and expression mesmerized audienceseverywhere Off-stage Marley was mysterious and spiritual By some he was consideredRobert Nesta Marley was the child of a young black Jamaican girl from thecountryside and a much older white British military man After the 50-year-old captainnamed Norval Sinclair Marley impregnated the young Cedella Malcom they wed and hemade a quick departure for Kingston Ciddy didnt see him again until a few monthsbefore his death in 1955 Bob was born on the 6th of February in 1945 in Ninemiles StAnn Parish Jamaica Two prominent men in Bobs life were Marcus Gravey and hisgrandfather and surrogate father Omeriah Malcom The large Malcom family cultivatedthe land on their large homestead and ran several of the family-owned businesses Bob was kidnapped and taken to Kingston by his father He was taken away fromhis mother for an entire year Several years later Ciddy Moved with Bob to KingstonThey lived in one of the most dangerous places known as Trenchtown where he metBunny Livingston
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