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Celebrities : Bob Marley Rastaman Trivia

Had he lived, the late Robert Nesta Marley known to the international community of reggae music lovers as Bob Marley, would be celebrating his 74th birthday on February 6, 2019.  Instead, he departed this world at the tender age of 36 years, having lost a battle with cancer.  Anyone who is a fan of reggae music probably knows lots of random bio facts about this legendary Jamaican born singer-songwriter Rastaman.

Memorable Bob Marley Quotes:

”Money can’t buy you life.”

“Overcome the devils with a thing called love.”

“One love, one heart, one destiny.”

  • Before Bob Marley went solo, he sang with a group called The Wailers. His first and only wife, to Cindy Breakspeare, was a member of the group. She was one of the women who provided backup vocals.

    • True
    • False
  • Bob Marley fathered several children with various women. The mother of his son Damian Marley, who was born 1978, won the Miss World beauty pageant in 1976.

    • True
    • False
  • “Turn Your Lights Down Low” was one of the songs on his 1977 album “Exodus”. It was love song Bob Marley had written for his wife.

    • True
    • False
  • Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt in 1976. Not only did the gunmen burst into his home and open fire at him but shot his wife and 2 other people as well. They all survived.

    • True
    • False
  • In 1977, Bob Marley was diagnosed with malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer). The doctors recommended that he have the affected area of his body amputated but he refused because of his Rastafarian religious beliefs.

    • True
    • False
  • After learning in 1980 that his illness was terminal and had spread to his brain, Bob Marley decided to seek medial help. He was taken to a hospital in Miami, Florida where he breathed his last on May 11, 1981.

    • True
    • False
  • According to certain sources, Bob Marley spoke these last words to his oldest son David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley: ”Jah got the power to rule you.”

    • True
    • False
  • Bob Marley was awarded the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously, in 2001.

    • True
    • False

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  1. Missed only two. If Bona Marley had sought treatment easry he would still be alive (at least), and there was high possibility he would have been the president of Jamaica.

    Love listening to his songs from younger age till now, they still echo the truth and struggle for survival. He was such an inspirational.

    • Well, one never knows in life and death situations. If it’s your time to go, then it’s your time to go! But it seems that had he accepted medical treatment when diagnosed he might have lived longer. But we will never know.

      As for being president of Jamaica, I never even thought he had that kind of ambition or aspiration. I know he was very political but I don’t know that he ever wanted to run for office. Do you have additional information on that? If so, do share.

      • Some years ago I researched on Bob Marley and read he was killed by CIA because they didn’t want him to gain that position. It was a form of assassination because he was a likely candidate.

        Once I get the information, I will reply back.

  2. I knew Bob. His only wife was Rita Marley. Cindy Breakspeare was just another of his gals. When Bob died, without a Will, Rita got 50% of all his property, his 23 Children shared 25% and his mother and other relatives shared the other 25%.

    He was shot in the arm, Rita and his children weren’t hurt.

    • “Sources”. There is so much circulated about Bob Marley, on the Internet, in books, etc. Different sources have different stories. When you say that you knew him, do you mean that you knew him personally? As in you could talk to each other one-on-one? Did y’all go to school together? How did you know him and have you written anything about him? If so, I’d like to read it.

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