Bob Marley

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information on bob marley's life and family background

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Module 1 Section C “Produce a power point presentation showing a topic of interest to me”

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Introduction In this power point presentation I will be talking a close look at the famous Ragga singer Bob Marley. Paying particular attention to the his background and how he became what he was.

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Bob Marley Growing up Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945 in Kingston Jamaica, in the parish of St. Ann's in Nine Miles. Shortly after his birth Bob Marley's Father Norval Sinclair Marley left, although Bob Marley didn’t have any contact with his father, he did support them financially. When Bob became five his father took him to live with him in Kingston. It wasn’t until years late it met his mother again.

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Bob Marley’s Mother … Bob Marley Mum’s Cedella Booker born July 23, 1926 and died April 8, 2008 Died. Out living her son Bob Marley By 23 years. Over thousands of people celebrated the memory of her only months ago..

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His father, Norval Sinclair Marley, who was born in 1895 and died in 1955,a white Jamaican of Scottish descent, who came from Liverpool. was a Marine officer as well as a plantation overseer. He got married to Bob Marley’s Mother when she was just eighteen years old. Norval Sinclair Marley died when Bob Marley was only 10 years old, meaning that he didn’t really get the opportunity to see Bob Marley become the Legend he really is today. Bob Marley’s Father…

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THE START OF A NEW LEGEND In 1961, at the age of sixteen, Bob released his first song, Judge Not, although this first song didn’t make it to number one, it did bring him down it started a new group called “The Wailers” along with two other musicians, Bunny Livingstone and Peter McIntosh. Bob Marley took the role as the main man, most of the group’s songs, songs such has ‘Simmer Down,’ ‘Rule Them Rudie’ and ‘It Hurts To Be Alone,’ all of which were hits in Jamaica. Finally in 1971, the Wailers got a break. Island Records forwarded them 8,000 pounds for the production of a full album. The Wailers were the first reggae band to receive so much money.

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WHO WAS HIS WIFE ? Only six years after releasing it first song, Bob Marley married his long –term girlfriend Rita Anderson. Shortly after the wedding they moved to the US, where he stayed long enough that he was able to gain finance for his next record . Months after Rita Marley gave birth to there first child, Cedella Marley. Marley's wife, Rita Marley was also a solo artist who carried on her writing song s even after Bob Marley’s Death.

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His Sons And Daughters These pictures show all the children Bob Marley Had, he had 9 kids, five sons and four daughters. Julian Marley Ky-Mani Marley Damian Marley Karen Marley Sharon Marley Stephen Marley Rohan Marley Stephanie Marley Cedella Marley There also a possible that he’s got 4 other children.

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HOW DID HE DIE ? Bob Marley died of cancer, which began as skin cancer in his right foot. in 1980, Marley fell ill. The cancer in his toe had spread upwards through his body and had infected his liver, stomach and brain. In September of that year, Bob nearly collapsed during a concert in New York City and was rushed to the hospital. The doctors revealed that the tumour in his brain had grown and he had less than months to live.

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REMEMBRANCE OF A GREAT LEGEND Bob Marley’s funeral was held in Jamaica on May 21, and hundreds of thousands of people attended, including the Prime Minister of Jamaica. Bob’s body was taken back to his birth place in Nine Miles where it now rests in a mausoleum.

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Conclusion During this PowerPoint presentation I’ve learnt a lot of new information about Bob Marley. For instance the fact the he first, started in a band called the Wilders, that he has over ten different children's still living in different parts of the world also that his father was a for a Scottish descend. Furthermore another thing I found interesting during my research young person growing up in Jamaica in a poor family to be able to see him become such a power role mole to children in Jamaica , as well as round the world.

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BY GEOVANI MAXWELL

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