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• In 1973, Bob Marley and his band were kicked off their tour with headliners Sly & The Family Stone because fans liked The Wailers better.
• When Marley got his passport to travel to the US, he rearranged his name from Nesta Robert to Robert Nesta at a clerk's suggestion that Nesta would be considered a female's name.
• Bob Marley died of cancer in 1981 at age 36, with 12 children and no will. He probably was glad he wasn't alive to have to deal with that mess.
• Wrote the lyrics for "Night Shift" when he worked the evening shift in a Chrysler plant.
• Marley used to drive a BMW, and thought it stood for Bob Marley and the Wailers.
• Marley spent one month in prison for a marijuana charge, where prisoners inspired him to write songs with political undertones.
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The man who still continues to be popular on all sorts of merchandising here at 2Bhip, even after his death.
He’s the best known reggae musician of all-time. His claim to fame was popularizing the genre outside of Jamaica. Much of his work deals with the struggles of the impoverished and/or powerless. From the man known to always carrying a beat, to carrying weed, Bob Marley set the standards to what true reggae is supposed to sound and feel like.
· He has a well-deserved spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
· Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
· Time Magazine's Album of the Century (for Exodus)
· BBC's Song of the Millenium for "One Love".