In july of 1977 Bob Marley was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in a wound on his right big toe and refused amputation because of rastafari beleifs that the body must be a whole
"Rasta no abide amputation. I don't allow a man to be dismantled"
After this bob marley went on to play a number of shows with his final live appearance being at Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 23, 1980. Over these last few years of his life cancer had spread to his lungs, liver, brain and stomach. When flying home to jamaica in the final days of his life Bob Marley becamse drastically ill and passed away at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, Florida on the morning of May 11, 1981 at the age of 36.
Bob Marleys album " Legend " which was put together 3 years after his death has sold over 12 million copies ( 10 times platnum)
Bob Marley was a great spiritual geezer, a wise man. He was outspoken about politics and spirituality, among other issues. He was originally a member of the Wailers, the nucleus of which was himself, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer (aka Neville Livingston).
I wanna jam it with you.
Holy man Zion, Holy man Zion...
-Bob Marley (1945-1981)
Bob marleys Father married his mother when he was 50 years old and she was only 18. His mother is caller Cedella Booker. Shortly after getting married they had a son, Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley). He was born a on Wednesday morning, February 6, 1945. He was born in his grandfather’s house. An internationally popular reggae singer during the 1970s, sung about political activism, Rastafarianism, and the legalization of marijuana. The biggest reggae influence ever.