Bob Marley's Life and Music Essay

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Bob Marley also known as Tuff Gong was and still is a famous Jamaican reggae singer –songwriter musician guitarist. He started in 1962 and ended 1981. Bob Marley was born in February 6 1945. He was born in a farm in nine mile Saint Ann parish Jamaica. His father was Jamaican and his mother was a black teenager. The father was named Norval and he died in 1955. He just saw his son once .Marley started his career in 1963 in Livingston with a group named the wailers. Bob Marley’s music is famous for being a great hit in reggae in America. "Marley wasn't singing about how peace could come easily to the World but rather how hell on Earth comes too easily to too many. His songs were his memories; he had lived with the wretched, he had seen the …show more content…
It’s a jam that’s unique but jam that’s gets people going. Not anyone can make reggae melody you need the heart. Bob Marley put his heart into music. He wrote about life. I found this small paragraph from an article and it says, “One of the 20th century’s most charismatic and challenging performers, Bob Marley’s renown now transcends the role of reggae luminary: he is regarded as a cultural icon who implored his people to know their history “coming from the root of King David, through the line of Solomon,” as he sang on “Blackman Redemption”; Bob urged his listeners to check out the “Real Situation” and to rebel against the vampiric “Babylon System”. “Bob had a rebel type of approach, but his rebelliousness had a clearly defined purpose to it,” acknowledges Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, who played a pivotal role in the Bob Marley biography by introducing Marley and the Wailers to an international audience. “It wasn’t just mindless rebelliousness, he was rebelling against the circumstances in which he and so many people found themselves.” The United Nations peace medal of the third world was given to him on the 15 of June in 1978, in New York City. The late singer and songwriter earned this distinction for his courageous work appealing for justice and peace during a time of political unrest in Jamaica. He is bestowed the award by the African delegation to the United Nations led by Senegalese Youth Ambassador to the UN, Mohammad “Johnny” Seka

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