“Love the life you live, Live the life you love.” – Bob Marley. Bob Marley was one of the most celebrated personalities of his time. His songs, deeds, and quotes showcase his quest to spread love throughout the world.
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Here are 6 Fascinating Facts about the great man!
Fact – 1
Nesta Robert Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica. As a child, Bob Marley used to successfully predict people’s future by reading their palms. His neighbors and relatives used to flock to his house for palm reading. However, as Bob grew older, he refused to read palms and instead chose to pursue singing.
Fact – 2
In his early days, Bob Marley was bullied by his neighbors and was called a “white boy”. His father was white, and his mother was of black origin, but he wanted himself to be identified as a black African.
Fact – 3
In the initial stages of his star-studded career, Bob Marley was arrested for the possession of Marijuana. Bob Marley once said that it was his inmates who motivated him to write songs with strong political messages.
Fact – 4
Bob Marley was an ardent follower of Rastafari which highly influenced his ideologies and songs. He was raised a Catholic but converted to Rastafari in the 1960’s. He even chose to become a vegetarian due to his devotion to the Rastafari practice Ital.
Fact – 5
Expert surgeons even today argue that Bob Marley could have lived longer had he accepted to undergo a surgery. When Bob was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in his toe, the doctors recommended amputation. But he blatantly refused the surgery citing religious reasons. The tumor then spread, ultimately leading to his death.
Fact – 6
Bob Marley was cremated in Jamaica with complete state honors. It is said that Bob Marley’s funeral was attended by more than a million people. He was buried along with a soccer ball, his Gibson Les Paul guitar, and a bud of marijuana.
His final words to his son Ziggy before he died of cancer at the age of 36 were “Money can’t buy life or happiness.”