Assignment On Bob Marley

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How many people do you know that are important enough to have a national holiday commemorating their birth? Lets see there's Presidents Day, Christmas...not many huh? Well, one man who is important enough is Bob Marley. How did he do this? Well let me tell you. Bob was born on February 6, 1945 in a small town called Rhoden Hall. His Mother was an eighteen-year old black woman named Cedella Booker. His father on the other hand was a fifty-year old white quartermaster who went by Captain Norval Marley. Growing up Bob lived with his mother and rarely saw his father. Later in his youth, Bob dropped out of school to pursue hi true ambition, music. After dropping out ...view middle of the document...

The same year Bunny and Peter quit and the band was renamed Bob Marley and the Wailers.In April of 1978 Bob was invited to New York to receive medal of Peace. In 1980 the band was invited to play at Zimbabwe's Independence Day Ceremony. This shows the band's importance to third world countries. The band released eleven main records. Bob Marley and the Wailers' last tour in 1980 attracted the largest audiences at that time for any musical act in Europe. Bob's mom remarried and moved to Delaware. She had saved up just enough money for Bob to move to the U.S. and start a new life too. But before Bob left he meat a young girl named Rita Anderson. They were married on February 10, 1966. October of that year Bob moved back to Jamaica after only eight months in the U.S.After it was announced that Bob was putting on a free concert in Kingston to promote peace in the ghetto of the city, some gunmen broke into his house and shot him. Luckily they only hit his arm. On December fifth he came on stage and performed the conce...

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