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Bob MARLEY

Jamaican Bob MARLEY

born Nesta Robert MARLEY

Jamaican singer-songwriter

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on February 06, 1945 in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica
Died: on May 11, 1981 in Miami, Florida, USA


Biography

Nesta Robert Marley was born on the farm of his maternal grandfather in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, to Norval Sinclair Marley and Cedella Booker. Norval Marley was a European-Jamaican of British/Syrian descent whose family came from England. Norval claimed to have been a captain in the Royal Marines, though at the time of his marriage to Cedella Booker, an African-Jamaican then 18 years old, he was employed as a plantation overseer. Though Bob Marley was named Nesta Robert Marley, a Jamaican passport official would later reverse his first and middle names. Norval provided financial support for his wife and child but seldom saw them as he was often away. Bob Marley attended Stepney Primary and Junior High School which serves the catchment area of Saint Ann. In 1955, when Bob Marley was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack at the age of 70.

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- Category Singer & Musician