Bob Marley Biography Essay

2303 Words Jun 20th, 2008 10 Pages
Bob Marley is without a doubt the greatest musician a third world country ever produced. Through Rastafarian ideas, he influenced many others with songs that touched the lives of millions with his constant message of unity. His wisdom through experience helped him achieve a grand distinction over other artists.
Marley was a great ambassador to the world preaching unity and justice for all. He wanted everyone to get along without violence. Not many people can measure the importance of Bob Marley to his people of Jamaica. He gave them an identity and a way to express. Bob Marley was a great man who was not only idolized by his country but by others who wanted to achieve freedom as well. His goal was to create peace with his talent of
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While living in the US Bob worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant, under the alias Donald Marley. When he had collected enough money to further finance his music he returned home to Jamaica to continue his music career. Upon returning to Jamaica, Marley became a member of the Rastafari movement and started his dreadlocks. The Wailers music had evolved from Ska to Rock Steady. This conflicted with Dobbs who wanted a Ska band. So The Wailers left Dobbs and decided to form their own label which they called Wail’N Soul. This corresponded with the birth of Bob’s first daughter who they named Cedalla. The Wailers released a couple of singles on their label like “Bend Down Low” and “Mellow Mood” . That same year their label ended and affected the band significantly. They got back on track when they met Lee Perry, who helped them produce their greatest tracks yet "Duppy Conqueror", "Soul Rebel", "400 Years" and "Small Axe".
In 1970 the Wailer group took in "Family Man" Barret and his brother Carleton. The Wailers were at this point really popular throughout the Caribbean but still unknown internationally. Their second successful label “Tuff Gong”, named after Bobs nickname, caught the attention of Johnny Nash. Johnny brought Bob to Sweden and London where Bob recorded “Reggae on Broadway”. A month later the rest of the Wailers arrived in London to help Bob promote the single only to find that they were out of money and stuck

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