Bob Marley 

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?”

Life Picture
  Robert Nest Marley, also known as, musician Bob Marley, was born February 6, 1945 in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica. Bob Marley was born to Cedella Booker, an 18 year old Jamaican, and Norval Sinclair Marley, an English man in his fifties. Norval, being a captain in the Royal Marines, provided financial support but was rarely present in his son’s life and always away on work related trips. After his father’s death when he was just ten years old Bob’s mother moved them to Trenchtown, a run-down area of Kingston. This is when Bob met a few people that soon became “The Wailers”. Living in Kingston was hard on Bob but it inspired much of his music and his hardships are present in his songs. In 1966, Bob Marley married Rita Anderson and through the years shared nine children. In 1977, Bob discovered he had melanoma while injuring a toe while playing soccer. Although, it was recommended that he had the toe amputated, it was against Bob Marley’s religion of Rastafarianism. Through the years the melanoma spread and on May 11, 1981 Bob Marley died at the young age of 36.