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bob marley was found and died in the same place he now has over 200 fan websites and his latest son ziggy marley is writing in his throneReggae singer guitarist and composer Born Robert Nesta Marley on February 6 1945 in Nine Miles Saint Ann Jamaica Raised mostly in Trenchtown a poor section of Kingston Jamaicas capital Marley began singing with his friends Bunny Livingston and Peter Mackintosh later shortened to Tosh when he was a teenager Marleys first single Judge Not was released in 1963 but made little impact commercially In 1964 the trio became the nucleus of a band known as the Wailing Wailers The group experimented with slowing down the quick dance rhythms of Jamaican ska music and scored hits with Simmer Down and Love and Affection Despite its early success the group disbanded in 1966 Shortly thereafter Marley lived briefly in the United States where his mother Cedella Marley Booker had moved in 1963 While in the US Marley worked at a series of jobs including a stint as a forklift driver a lab assistant and an assembly line worker at the Chrysler plant in Wilmington Delaware He returned to Jamaica later that same year and rejoined his new wife Rita Anderson as well as Livingston and Tosh with whom he formed a new trio called simply the Wailers By the late 1960s the Wailers began recording with prominent reggae producer Lee Scratch Perry and had gained a great measure of prominence in Jamaica Moving from ska to the somewhat slower so-called rude boy music to an innovative brand of reggae the group had a number of hits including Soul Rebel 400 Years and Small Axe In 1970 bassist Aston Barrett and his brother Carlton a drummer joined the band which further deepened the Wailers thumping rhythms From the mid-1960s Marley and his fellow Wailers devoted themselves to a faith in Rastafarianism a religious sect centered around the belief that Ethiopian
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