Bob Marley’s Last Days Before His Death – Video

Bob Marley’s Last Days Before His Death – Video

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The Humble Beginnings, Trailbazing Career and Untimely Death of Bob Marley. It’s no secret that Bob Marley’s influence expanded beyond music, as a symbol of identity and struggle. Let’s dive into his humble beginnings and untimely demise as we investigate The Man Behind The Legend of Reggae, chronicling the path of an icon whose music inspires and unifies. Bob Marley’s life is a tribute to the continuing power of his tunes, from the northern embrace of Saint Ann’s to the global stage.

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Singer Bob Marley his reggae music known far beyond its roots in Jamaica died in a Miami hospital today after a long battle against cancer it’s no secret that Bob Marley’s influence expanded beyond music come as a symbol of identity and struggle let’s dive into his humble beginnings and untimely demise as we

Investigate The Man Behind The Legend of Reggae is God creator and I don’t want no life no obligation s chronicling the path of an icon whose music inspires and unifies yeah we can make it work we make it work Bob Marley’s life is a tribute to the continuing power of His Tunes

From the northern Embrace of St an’s to the global stage there was something in this thing I there is something in it early life on February 6th 1945 in the little community of 9mile Jamaica a legend was born Robert Nesta Marley Norville Sinclair Marley and sadella Malcolm were his parents he had an

Unusual family history claiming English and Syrian Jewish ancestors he even claimed to be a Royal Marines Captain he worked as a plantation overseer when he married sadella who was only 18 in afro Jamaica at the time Bob Marley’s birth name has a unique twist a Robert Marley

Some suggest Nesta sounded like a girl’s name thus a Jamaican passport official jumbled up his first and middle names when he was a boy consider yourself Nesta Marley is God creator and I don’t want no life no obligation growing up was difficult for young Bob in St an he

Attended stepanie primary and Junior High School however when he was only 10 years old his Father Norville passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 70 sedella his mother later married Edward Booker a civil servant from the United States this introduced Bob to two half Brothers Richard and Anthony Bob’s

Musical Adventure began with a childhood friend named Neville Livingston who went on to become bunny wher back in 9 Mile they used to play music together and the seeds of their musical partnership were planted during their time at stepy primary and Junior High School Bob and his mother moved to trenchtown Kingston

When he was 12 years old bunny wher’s father Thaddius Livingston and Bob’s mother had a daughter named claudet Pearl making her Bob and Bunny’s younger Sister Bob Marley and Bunny wher’s musical excursions got even more fascinating while living in the same house in trenchtown they were introduced to the world of SCA music and were exposed to the most recent R&B Melodies From the United States owing to radio stations that reached Jamaica this was a

Period of musical development for them a vocal group was founded by Bob Marley bunny Whaler and Peter Tosh they were known as the teenagers The Wailing rude boys and the Wailing Whalers they eventually settled on just the Whalers they didn’t play any instruments at first instead focusing on vocal Harmony

Joe higs a member of the popular vocal duo higs in Wilson resided nearby and was instrumental in encouraging and teaching Marley and the others recognizing their promise higs assisted them in developing their vocal harmonies and even began teaching Marley how to play the guitar the Whaler’s Journey had

Only just begun and they had no idea that this partnership would pave the way for Bob Marley to become a global phenomenon it All Began in the back alleys of 9mile in trenchtown where the foundations of Bob Marley’s music and message were laid Brick by Brick you

Know all I know about his rasa far you know and try bringing this truth to the people Island Records Bob Marley went into Federal studios in Jamaica in the early 1962 and recorded four songs judge not one cup of coffee do you still love me and Terror Leslie Kong a local music

Producer was in charge of the production three of these songs were published to the public via Beverly’s label and one cup of coffee was released under the name Bobby Martell Bob Marley found himself in the company of other youthful stars as the years passed in 1963 he

Formed a band named the teenagers with bunny wher Peter TOS Junior braith weight Beverly Kelo and Cherry Smith however the name didn’t last long they renamed themselves The Wailing rude boys then the Wailing Whalers when record producer coxone DOD spotted them they became known as the Whalers and they

Eventually settled on the name the Whalers in February 1964 their single simmer down stormed the Jamaican music industry reaching number one and selling over 70,000 copies the Whalers became a regular at Studio 1 where they worked with prominent Jamaican Artists such as Ernest wranglin keyboardist Jackie mitu

And saxophone Roland Alfonso but by 1966 things had changed braith weight Kelo and Smith quit the Whalers leaving only Bob Marley bunny Whaler and Peter Tosh as the core Trio Bob Marley achieved a significant stride forward in his musical career in 1972 in London he obtained a deal with CBS records and

Embarked on a tour with Johnny Nash a soul singer the Whalers Bob Marley’s Band wanted to discuss how much money they should get for their songs with Chris Blackwell the head of Island Records while they were in London instead of Simply discussing money they received an offer Chris Blackwell handed

Them £4,000 up front to record an album Chris Blackwell believed Bob Marley might appeal to a rock audience he thought Bob had the rebellious image that might make Jamaican music famous among Rock enthusiast S I was dealing with rock music which was really rebel music Blackwell explained that seemed to

Me to be the best approach to Breaking Jamaican music however he required someone who could embody that image when Bob walked in he was exactly that image the Whalers returned to Jamaica to record catch a fire at Harry Jay’s studio in Kingston This was significant because For the First Time a reggae band

Like rock bands got access to a top tier Studio the album’s sound was distinct from standard reggae Blackwell sought to create a more mesmerizing atmosphere than the typical reggae Rhythm as a result he altered some of Marley’s mixes and Arrangements Marley even traveled to London to ensure that everything was

Going as planned on April 1973 catch a fire was released globally it was designed to seem like a rock record and had a customized Zippo lighter lifttop people adored it even though it barely sold 14,000 copies at first its distinct sound was lauded by critics later that year they issued another album buron

Which included the well-known song I shot the sheriff the CD was given to Eric Clapton by his musician friend George Terry Clapton was so taken with it that he recorded a cover of I Shot the Sheriff which became a smash hit in the United States in 1974 although not

Everyone in Jamaica was happy with the new sound on catch a fire the following album Burnin featured a style that fans of both reggae and rock appreciated Chris Blackwell did something incredible for Bob Marley at this time he gave him a home in Kingston which he turned into

The headquarters for Marley’s new firm tough gong Studios the Whalers planned to open 17 performances in the United States but then something strange happened they were sacked after only four shows the Whalers on the other hand received more attention and adoration from the audience than the key groups

They were scheduled to open for the Whalers disbanded in 1974 as a result of this unexpected turn of events Bob Marley bunny Whaler and Peter Tosh each chose to go their separate ways and seek solo careers it was the end of an era but it was also the start of new

Chapters for these legendary musicians shooting incident after the Whalers disbanded Bob Marley continued to make music with a new group called Bob Marley and the Whalers Brothers Carlton and Aston Family Man Barrett played drums and bass Junior Marvin and Al Anderson rocked the lead guitars and Tyrone

Downey and Earl W Lindo handled the keyboards on percussion Alvin SEO Patterson added some extra rhythms not to mention the incredible background vocals provided by the i3 Judy Mt Mara Griffiths and Bob Marley’s wife Rita something significant happened to Bob Marley in 1975 outside of Jamaica he had

His first hit with a live version of No Woman No Cry this song was included on the live album and marked a watershed moment for Marley introducing his music to a global audience following this success he released Rastaman Vibration in 1976 which reached the top 50 on the

Billboard Soul charts in the United States let us now discuss an important event in Bob Marley’s life which occurred on December 3 1976 just 2 days before a major concert named Smile Jamaica went right through or just no I’m leg Yeah Yeah the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley organized this

Performance to alleviate tensions between two political groupings this day instead of smiles brought danger and commotion to Marley’s doorway unidentified gunmen raided Bob Marley’s home home injuring him his wife Rita and his manager Don Taylor it was a terrifying situation and everyone thought that this would be the day Bob

Marley died however he escaped death with only minor injuries to his chest and arm many people thought the incident was politically motivated the performance Smile Jamaica was considered by some as more of a rally for prime minister Manley than a music event despite the danger and assassination attempt Bob Marley opted to continue

With the Show 2 Days Later in front of an estimated 80,000 people he ascended the stage with members of Zap poow as his backup band the truth is that the founding members of the Whalers were either missing or in hiding at the time so in an audacious move members of Zap

Pow came to Bob Marley’s Aid it was a difficult moment but the show went on Bob Marley’s tenacity and drive Shone through as he performed injured but undaunted giving a tremendous message of strength and solidarity despite the adversity the Smile Jamaica event became a symbol of resistance and Def Defiance

Against those who wanted to stifle reggae’s voice it was a turning point in Bob Marley’s life when his music and message became more than just entertainment but also a force for Change and unity Bob Marley’s Journey continued with ups and downs but his dedication to spreading

The message of love peace and unity via reggae music was unshakable moving to England Bob Marley left his native Jamaica in late 1976 he traveled to England after spending a month resting and riding at compass point studios in Nassau Bahamas Marley lived in self-imposed exile for 2 years a period

Of seclusion and inspiration Bob Marley did not spend his time in England lounging around he was preoccupied with music he released two important albums Exodus and Kaa Exodus was a Smash Hit spending 56 weeks on the British album charts it included four UK chart topping singles Exodus Waiting in Vain jamming

And one love which sampled Curtis Mayfield’s classic people get ready but Marley’s time in England was not without incident he ran into legal difficulties in 1977 he was arrested and sentenced for possessing a tiny amount of illegal substance despite this setback Marley’s music remained a strong force for Change and

Unity Bob Marley returned to Jamaica in 1978 to play at the one love peace concert this wasn’t simply another show it was an attempt to promote peace among the country’s Waring political forces in an extraordinary moment Marley invited the competing political party leaders Michael Manley and Edward sea to join

Him on stage and Shake Hands it was a strong gesture for Jamaican unity and peace Marley released survival an album with a strong political theme in 1979 songs like Zimbabwe Africa unite wake up and live and survival highlighted Marley’s support for African plight his commitment to combating oppression and

And Injustice was evident not only in his words but also in his actions Bob Marley was a vocal opponent of apartheid in South Africa as seen by his song war in 1976 his anti-apartheid stance remained strong and on July 1979 he played at the Amandla Festival in Boston expressing solidarity with the

Anti-apartheid campaign Marley’s final studio album Uprising was published as the 1980s approached Marley’s spiritual side was highlighted in this album which has religious annotations it was a suitable and strong finish to his Studio discography he was invited to perform at Zimbabwe’s Independence Day Celebrations on April 17 1980 in today’s subscriber pick we will shed light on a very critical matter that revolved around Bob Marley as a Rastafarian Marley was a staunch supporter of the legalization of some illegal substances or ganja as Rastafarians lovingly refer to it it is regarded as a sacrament in the Rastafari Faith facilitating a greater

Relationship with the Divine Marley’s embracing it was a spiritual commitment ingrained in his religious path not a recreational Choice his Rastafari initiation in 1966 marked the start of his Rastafarian path which he saw as a conduit for self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment Marley’s association with this Faith was not without legal snags

He was arrested for possession in 1968 a tribute to his uncompromising dedication to his religious views in explaining Marley stated when you smoke herb herb reveals itself to you for him the herb was more than just a plant it was a conduit for introspection a way for one’s conscience to be manifested beyond

The personal Marley saw marijuana as an essential component in an individual’s religious and philosophical development he saw it as a natural organism similar to a tree and saw it as a means to meditation wisdom and a deep relationship with jaah the Divine Force cherished in Rastafari Bob Marley’s Devotion to Rastafari extended Beyond

Personal spirituality to a broader vision of pan-africanism and the global Oneness of African people Marley’s music mirrored Anti-Imperialist and pan-africanist sentiments and was heavily influenced by the teachings of Marcus Garvey a renowned pan-africanist leader however the day Bob Marley died was a great setback for all Africans as

His lyrics had become a vehicle for unified Africa’s dreams and his Melodies became the heartbeat of a movement campaigning for the rights and recognition of African people worldwide wife and children on February 10th 1966 Bob Marley and Rita married in Kingston Jamaica Rita gave birth to three children and Bob affectionately

Adopted two more from Rita’s previous relationships giving them the Marley surname the Bob Marley official website recognizes 11 children from various Partnerships Rita was a founding member of the settes when I was performing with Bob Marley as a as a background singer with the I Tre a musical group she

Created with her cousins Constantine Walker and marleene gford before becoming Mrs Marley the mullets recorded Rocksteady songs such as time for everything and a de Pond demem they also recorded songs with the Whalers including friends and lovers one more chance and that ain’t right there was

Also a special duet by Bob Marley and Bunny Whaler called bless you which was eventually included on the lovers and friends album Rita Marley took an unusual action to safeguard Bob Marley’s Legacy in 1986 she converted their home into the Bob Marley Museum giving fans and admirers

An insight into the reggae legends life Rita’s contributions however did not end there she was the founder and chairperson of the Bob Marley Foundation the Bob Marley trust and the Bob Marley group of companies Rita Marley established the Rita Marley Foundation a non-governmental organization with a

Huge heart in the year 2000 it is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization that works to reduce poverty and hunger in underdeveloped nations with a particular emphasis on the elderly and youth the charity has been a ray of Hope awarding countless scholarships to gayan music students continent of Africa joining us

This morning is our honor to have Rita Marley with us the Widow of Reggae icon Bob Marley every year it hosts the Africa unite concerts which aim to increase worldwide awareness about African concerns and to find long-term Solutions Rita Marley’s desire to make a difference stretches to Ethiopia where

She adopted 35 children and Ghana where she helped over 200 children at the konuru Methodist School her work has touched innumerable people and she continues to cultivate seeds of change and hope through the Rita Marley Foundation Rita Marley was awarded the order of Distinction by the Jamaican

Government in 1996 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Jamaican music and culture her quest for greatness was rewarded in 2010 when she received the prestigious Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award Rita Marley was loved and respected well Beyond her own Jamaica the Ghanaian government proclaimed her an honorary citizen of

Ghana on August 3 2013 in recognition of her years of residency and significant contributions to the country Rita’s influence extended beyond the classroom the University of the West Indies conferred on her an honorary doctor of letters degree in November 2015 in 2017 she was awarded a second honorary

Doctorate by the University of Fort hair in South Africa football football was more than simply a Pastime for Bob Marley it was a way of life for him football was everywhere from parking lots and Fields to kicking the ball around inside recording studios Marley was a lifelong supporter of the

Brazilian team Santos particularly their star player Pelle his passion for football stretched Beyond National boundaries as he was a fan of the English football club Tottenham Hotspur Marley’s Affinity to the game grew stronger when Argentine midfielder Aussie ardal joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1978 becoming another player dear to

Marley imagine Marley complete with his signature dreadlocks kicking a football around in parking lots and Fields you know Christ say would return within 2,000 years no it wasn’t simply a game for him it was a means for him to connect with others and have fun the joy that football brought to Marley’s world

Was echoed by the sound of laughter and the thud of the ball against the pavement however Marley’s engagement in football was not rest restricted to informal games he surrounded himself with others who shared his enthusiasm for the game he hired Jamaican International footballer Alan skill Cole

As his tour manager in the 1970s this relocation highlighted the importance of football in Marley’s life he desired teammates both on and off the pitch Marley allegedly told a journalist if you want to get to know me you will have to play football against me in the Whalers this statement speaks volumes

About the importance football played in Marley’s for formation of ties and bonds it wasn’t simply a game it was a bridge that connected him with others a common language that cut Beyond cultural and linguistic boundaries imagine the Whalers and Bob Marley playing casual football matches the shared laughter and

The togetherness on the pitch it wasn’t about winning or losing it was about having fun together while playing the game through the sport he loved Marley found a unique way to bring people together you don’t die go to you have to live football was more than simply a

Recreational activity for Marley it was a source of inspiration and companionship the pitch became a place where differences dissolved and unity reigned Supreme football was a constant companion in Marley’s Journey whether it was during recording sessions or tour breaks his football teams and players represented his broad influences and

Global Perspective Marley’s heart was connected to the pulse of football from the sunny fields of Brazil to the vibrant stadiums of England p ‘s mesmerizing skills Tottenham hot Spur’s ferocious clashes and the arrival of aie ardal all added to Marley’s passion for the game illness and demise Bob Marley

Faced a serious health threat on July 1977 malignant melanoma was detected under his right toe as some may have heard this was not the consequence of a football injury but rather a sign of an existing cancer before a biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of acral lentiginous melanoma Bob Marley had to

Contact two doctors unlike most melanomas which occur on sun-exposed skin this variety was found in inconspicuous locations such as the soles of the feet or under toenails doctors advised amputating Marley’s toe to stop the cancer from spreading a decision that would surely have an impact on his acting Career however Marley refused the amputation because of his religious views he chose a less intrusive procedure removing the nail and nail bed while grafting skin from his thigh to cover The Afflicted area despite his deteriorating Health Marley continued to travel and even planned a world tour for

1980 in May 1980 while battling his life-threatening illness Marley released the album Uprising the band’s following tour brought them across Europe ending in a spectacular show at Milan sanso Stadium attended by 100,000 people the success of the European tour brought Marley to the United States where he

Played as part of the uprising tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City unfortunately Marley’s Health deteriorated while he was in the United States He fainted while jogging in Central Park prompting a hospital visit that found the cancer had spread to his brain lungs and liver undaunted Marley

Gave his final concert on September 23 1980 at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania photos from this final performance have been preserved in Kevin McDonald’s documentary film Marley following the concert Marley’s Health deter deteriorated more as cancer tightened its grip the remainder of Marley’s tour dates were cancelled and

He sought alternative therapy at ysep isel’s clinic in Germany dietary restrictions and lifestyle adjustments were part of isel’s treatment despite 8 months of attempts yeah we can make it work can make it work the medication was unable to effectively combat the Cancer’s progression Marley boarded a

Plane Bound for Jamaica in a frail State during the flight his health deteriorated Marley was transported to Cedars of Lebanon Hospital after landing in Miami Florida Bob Marley passed away on May 11 1981 at the age of 36 from the spread of melanoma to his lungs and

Brain his final words to his son Ziggy were amazing take me up on your way up don’t let me down on your way down on May 21st 1981 Jamaica said farewell to its beloved Son with a state funeral that Blended aspects of Ethiopian Orthodoxy and Rastafari culture Bob

Marley was laid to rest near his birth place at 9 Mile his casket had emotional symbolism including his Crimson Gibson lay Paul guitar a Bible open to Psalm 23 and a stalk Awards and accolades Bob Marley experienced a watershed moment in 1976 when Rolling Stone named his band

The band of the Year this Acclaim launched Marley and his reggae infused beats into the international Spotlight every time so we better get up St up for your riots however this was only the beginning of a string of honors that would decorate the reggae legends storied career the United Nations

Awarded Marley the peace medal of the third world in June 1978 recognizing not just his musical skill but also his commitment to promoting messages of peace through his art from Marley’s guitar strings to the United Nations Podium a Harmony tune resonated in February 1981 Jamaica was awarded one of

Its highest honors on Marley the Jamaican order of Merit this exemplified Marley’s strong connection to his Heritage as he became a symbol of Jamaican pride and resilience the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed Bob Marley into its Elite ranks on March 1994 this induction cemented Marley’s place in the worldwide music landscape

Recognizing him as a force that cut across genres and cultures the Millennium brought even more notoriety As Time magazine named Marley’s album Exodus the album of the century in 1991 Marley’s songs a Timeless Symphony that echoed through generations earned him a place in musical history as Hollywood

Immortalized stars on its Walk of Fame Bob Marley received his own in February 2001 a lasting reminder of his Global impact the Grammy Awards bestowed upon him the Lifetime Achievement Award the following month recognizing a lifetime commitment to creating music that stirred Souls Marley was among the first

Inductees into the UK Music Hall of Fame which opened its doors in 2004 this was more than just a celebration of Marley’s Legacy in the Caribbean it was also a celebration of the global Resonance of his Melodies however Marley’s influence extended well beyond the Caribbean Seas the New York City Department of

Education recognized him in 2006 by coaming a section of Church Avenue in Brooklyn first TR the Bob Marley Boulevard the streets of Brooklyn a Melting Pot of cultures paid tribute to the artist whose music brought people from all over the world together even in the heart of Eastern

Europe a statue of Marley was erected in batki soac Serbia in 2008 this statue was more than simply a work of art it represented how Marley’s message crossed borders connecting with Souls across continents Marley’s Legacy was heard in unexpected places around the world the Hopi and Havasupai tribes in the United

States found resonance in his art proving how Marley’s Universal messages reached even the most remote corner of the globe we hope you enjoyed this video we’ll see you in the next one

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