Bob Marley - Kala Neilson 17 April 2007 AS&RC 100.5...

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Kala Neilson 17 April 2007 AS&RC 100.5 Professor Edmondson Essay on readings: Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley was born February 6, 1945, in rural St. Ann's Parish, Jamaica. He was the son of a middle-aged white father and teenaged black mother, and he left home at the age of 14 to pursue a music career in Kingston, where he became a pupil of local singer and devout Rastafarian Joe Higgs. He cut his first single, “Judge Not,” in 1962 for famed producer Leslie Kong, but soon severed ties with her over a monetary dispute. In 1963 Marley teamed with fellow singers Peter Tosh, Bunny Livingston, Junior Braithwaite, Beverly Kelso, and Cherry Smith to form the vocal group the Teenagers; later simply the Wailers. They signed on with producer Coxsone Dodd's legendary Studio One and recorded their debut, “I'm Still Waiting.” On February 10 of 1966, Marley married Rita Anderson, a singer in the group the Soulettes. Marley then spent the better part of the year working in a factory in Newark, Delaware, the home of his mother since 1963. In 1967, he returned home to try to take up farming, but this proved to be dissatisfying. Marley soon rooted himself into the music
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  • Fall '08
  • BLACKSHER,BEVERLY
  • Bob Marley, Robert Nesta Marley

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