This Thursday is Bob Marley Day
May 8, 2017
Tune in to hear a Bob Marley track on the top of the hour, every hour from 7am-7pm this Thursday
DID YOU KNOW?
- He was born Nesta Robert Marley
- His nickname was “White Boy”
- He was a palm reader
- His first job was an apprentice welder.
- His best subject at school was Maths
- The Tuff Gong Label was set up by Bob
- Before The Wailers, the band were called The Teenagers
- Under the name Bob Marley and the Wailers eleven albums were released, four live albums and seven studio albums.
- In 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma
- He had 11 children
- A statue was inaugurated, next to the national stadium on Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston to commemorate him.
- His final words to his son Ziggy were “Money can’t buy life