Biography of Bob Marley

Bob Marley


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Early Life

On February 6, 1945, in the Jamaican Parish, St. Ann, Robert Nesta Marely was born to 50 year old white man, Norval Sinclair Marley and mother, 18 year old black woman, Cedella Brooks. Due to his mixed heritage, Marely was on the receiving end of racial prejudice throughout his childhood. When Bob was 10 years old, his father died, and he and his family moved to Trenchtown in Kingston. Because of his appearance, Marley was bullied, and soon taught himself self defence. He increased his physical strength and earned the nickname, ‘Tuff Gong.’
While living in Trenchtown, Bob met Neville Livingston and they began playing music as a pair. At age 14, Bob began making music in his free time with Livingston and Joe Higgs, who was a local musician and devout Rasta. It was at a jam session, including all three men, where Bob eventually met Peter McIntosh,


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