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Bob Marley

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Bob Marley

The prophet of justice

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Many musicians have influenced modern society, but it's hard to think of another who was as
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as Bob Marley. Decades after his death, his portrait, his hairstyle and even his way of talking are recognisable as
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of the political and moral ideas he spread. Although he lived only 36 years, Marley expressed a universal message of peace, justice and brotherly love that reached every continent and inspired the people of every nation.
From his birth in 1945, Robert Nesta Marley represented a spirit that
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race and social class. His father, Norval, was a white, middle-class employee of the Jamaican government. His mother, Cedella, was a poor, black teenager. The marriage didn't last long, however, social pressure from Norval's family drove the couple apart.
Like many other Jamaicans in the 1950s, Cedella and young Bob moved from their rural community to the capital, Kingston, hoping to find more opportunities there. Instead, they found a ghetto that made clear the
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in Jamaican society.
Bob soon discovered that his main interest was music. In the evening, he and a friend, Neville O'Riley Livingston, often listened to a radio station from New Orleans that played songs by Curtis Mayfield, Ray Charles and Fats Domino.
A local singer helped the two boys develop their own singing
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and meet others who wanted to do the same. One of their new friends was Winston Hubert McIntosh.
In 1962, Marley successfully
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for a small record company and began recording songs. He invited his friends to form a group. Livingston called himself Bunny wailer: McIntosh, who later changed his name to Peter Tosh, along with Marley's
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singers, became 'Bob Marley and the Wailers'. The group's first song. "Simmer Down" reached number one in the Jamaican music charts, and about 30 other songs followed.
The year 1966 represented a
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point in Marley's life. He got married, to Rita Anderson. He also spent several months in America visiting his mother, who had remarried and moved there; and he became a
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This is the belief that Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie was the direct descendant of biblical King Solomon. Selassie's accession to the throne in 1930 was seen as a sign of an era when black people around the world would be able to achieve social justice through their own efforts. While doing so, they needed to attempt to understand God's work, which
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itself in the natural order of things.
God, and by extension this natural order, demanded a respect so strong that it bordered on fear. One biblical word for this is "dread". Cutting one's hair for example, could be seen as an unnatural act, so Rastafarians let it grow into
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The Wailers
In a 1979 interview, Marley explained that another common Rasta practice - smoking marijuana - had to do with slowing down and focusing on things that are spiritually important. "The world will confuse you, and you're worried, and you don't have no time to think," he said. "Herb is acting to give you, like, a time for yourself, so you can live, if you use it."
Because the use of
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was illegal - anyone caught
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it could expect to spend 18 months in jail - it also became a symbol of defiance to old-fashioned power structures. Marley, Wailer and Tosh began to write songs with such titles as "Soul Rebel", "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Get up, Stand up".
"Get up! Stand up! Stand up for your right!" they sang. "Get up! Stand up! Don't give up the fight!..../ If you knew what life is worth, / You would look for yours on Earth. / And now you see the light: / You stand up for your right."
That message got to the world because The Wailers had been in London in 1971, working on a recording project. Marley went to talk to the head of Island Records, a company that sold Caribbean music to Jamaican
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in Britain. This gave The Wailers opportunities unknown to other artists back home: an advance, use of the best recording studios, and a proper album that was heavily
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A tour of Britain and America - a first for a reggae band - soon followed.
Wailer wasn't comfortable with touring, and he left the group in 1973. Tosh started a solo career. Marley continued to produce hit after hit, with "No Woman, No Cry". "Revolution" and "Them Belly Full (But Why Hungry)"
One day in 1977, Marley noticed a lump on his toe that wouldn't go away. The lump was skin cancer. Doctors wanted to
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his toe, but Marley wouldn't let them: his religious
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didn't allow it, he said. The cancer spread to the rest of his body, and in 1981 he died.
Marley's son Ziggy has carried on his father's work,touring as Zippy Marley and the Melody Makers. Marley's mother, Cedella Booker, has also become a star in the reggae world. In her 1996 biography of Bob, she said he had been "chosen by God to stir up the mind and
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of the people. When you put the truth out there, it has a lot of power. It's marvellous to know that one man can touch so many."
"The reservoir of muisc he has left behind is like an encyclopedia," says Judy Mowart of the I-Threes, a musical group that included Marley's wife. "When you need to refer to a certain situation of crisis, there will always be a Bob Marley song that will relate to it. Bob was a musical
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Marley's family has held tight to control of the singer's estate and has been reluctant to give interviews. This year however, it agreed to open its private archives for the first time, to film director Kevin Macdonald (The Last king of Scotland), in order to produce a definite
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of the singer. The film, to be called Marley, will be in cinemas this autumn.


Yeah! Oh, yeah! Now!
Cold ground was my bed last night (bed last night)
And rock was my pillow, too; (doo-oo-oo-oo-oo!)
Cold ground was my bed last night (bed last night)
And rock was my pillow, too. Yeah!

I'm saying: talkin' blues (talkin' blues),
talkin' blues (talkin' blues);
They say your feet is just too big for your shoes. (shoe-oo-oo-oo-oo)
Talkin' blues (talkin' blues), talkin' blues (talkin' blues):
Your feet is just too big for your shoes. (shoe-oo-oo-oo-oo)

Yeah, I've been down on the rock for so long, (so long)
I seem to wear a permanent screw; (screw-oo-oo-oo-oo)
I've been down on the rock for so long, (so long)
I seem to wear a permanent screw. (screw-oo-oo-oo-oo)
But-a I - I'm gonna stare in the sun,
Let the rays shine in my eyes.
I - I'm a gonna take a just-a one step more
'Cause I feel like bombin' a church -
Now - now that you know that the preacher is lyin'.
So who's gonna stay at home
When - when the freedom fighters are fighting?

Talkin' blues (talkin' blues), talkin' blues (talkin' blues):
They say your feet is just too big for your shoes, woe-oh-oh-oh!
Talkin' blues (talkin' blues), keep on talkin' blues (talkin' blues);
They say - you hear what they say -
Didn't you hear?

Cold ground was my bed (bed last night),
Rockstone - rockstone - rockstone was my pillow;
Cold ground was my bed last night (bed last night),
And rock was my pillow, too.

Sayin': (talkin' blues, talkin' blues):
I seem to wear a permanent screw - permanent screw.
Talkin' blues (talkin' blues), talkin' blues (talkin' blues):
Feet is just too big for your shoes. (shoe-oo-oo-oo-oo) [fadeout]

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