Bob Marley Personality

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Register to read the introduction… My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don't dip on nobody's side. Me don't dip on the black man's side nor the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.” ~Bob Marley
In the late fifties the scarcity of jobs forced Bob and his mother from their home to seek employment in the big city of Trenchtown. Trenchtown got its name because it was built over a huge trench which was used to drain the sewage. In Trenchtown Bob was bullied and taunted for his racial mix, which forced him into taking self defense classes. He then gained a reputation for his physical strength, which earned him the nickname "Tuff Gong". Bob spent a lot of his time in Trenchtown with his friend Neville Livingstone or as people called him,
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This album contained many of the Wailers classics such as “I Shot the Sheriff” and “Get Up, Stand Up”. The Wailers popularity skyrocketed when Eric Clapton covered “I Shot the Sheriff”, which became the number one hit on the United States singles chart.
In 1975 the Wailers released their third album, “Natty Dread” which held “Talking Blues”, “No Women No Cry” and “Revolution”. By this time two thirds of the original Wailers, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, had quit the band to pursue solo careers. This caused the name of the band to change once more to “Bob Marley and the Wailers”. Even though there were no Wailers, he wanted to keep part of the original name. Because the two member left there was a hole in the vocal section which was filled by the I-Threes, which consisted of Bobs wife, Rita Marley, Judy Mowatts and Marcia
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Two of the shows were recoreded and compiled into an album “Live!” which included the world wide hit “No Women, No Cry”. Bob and the Wailers continued on their hot streak and released the album “Rastman Vibration” in 1976. Rolling Stone named them band of the year. On the this album was a powerful track called "War". Bob Marley decided to play a free concert at Kingston's National Heroes Park on December 5, 1976. The message behind the concert was a peaceful one against the ghetto wars happening in Trenchtown at the time. Tragedy struck two days before he got on stage, gunmen broke into the Marley home and shot at Bob, Rita, and two friends. Luckily no one was killed. But despite his wounds Bob went on stage and put on a memorable show two days later at the Smile Jamaica concert. After Bob and his wife made full recovery from the shootout the band left for the UK. There they recorded their best album “Exodus”. It was number one in many countries including England, Germany and the United States and was also one of the top albums of the

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