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  • Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
    Tuesday Feb 06, 1945

    Born

    Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
    Tuesday Feb 06, 1945

    Bob Marley was born on 6 February 1945 at the farm of his maternal grandfather in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica.




  • Jamaica
    Feb, 1962

    Marley Recorded Four Songs

    Jamaica
    Feb, 1962

    In February 1962, Marley recorded four songs, "Judge Not", "One Cup of Coffee", "Do You Still Love Me?" and "Terror", at Federal Studios for local music producer Leslie Kong. Three of the songs were released on Beverley's with "One Cup of Coffee" being released under the pseudonym, Bobby Martell.




  • Jamaica
    1963

    Bob Marley and the Wailers

    Jamaica
    1963

    In 1963, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith were called the Teenagers. They later changed the name to the Wailing Rudeboys, then to the Wailing Wailers, at which point they were discovered by record producer Coxsone Dodd, and finally to the Wailers.




  • Kingston, Jamaica
    Thursday Feb 10, 1966

    Marriage

    Kingston, Jamaica
    Thursday Feb 10, 1966

    In 1966, Marley married Rita Anderson, and moved near his mother's residence in Wilmington, Delaware in the United States for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in nearby Newark, under the alias Donald Marley.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 09, 1973

    Releasing the Album Burnin'

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 09, 1973

    Wailers released the album Burnin' which included the song "I Shot the Sheriff". Eric Clapton was given the album by his guitarist George Terry in the hope that he would enjoy it. Clapton was suitably impressed and chose to record a cover version of "I Shot the Sheriff".




  • Jamaica
    1974

    The Wailers disbanded

    Jamaica
    1974

    The Wailers disbanded in 1974, with each of the three main members pursuing a solo career. Despite the break-up, Marley continued recording as "Bob Marley & The Wailers".




  • U.S.
    Saturday Sep 14, 1974

    "I Shot the Sheriff" Reached Number 1 On The Billboard Hot 100

    U.S.
    Saturday Sep 14, 1974

    "I Shot the Sheriff" became his first US hit since "Layla" two years earlier and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 14 September 1974.


  • Jamaica
    Friday Dec 03, 1976

    A Free Concert Organised by The Jamaican Prime Minister

    Jamaica
    Friday Dec 03, 1976

    On 3 December 1976, two days before "Smile Jamaica", a free concert organised by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease tension between two warring political groups, Marley, his wife, and manager Don Taylor were wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen inside Marley's home. Taylor and Marley's wife sustained serious injuries but later made full recoveries. Bob Marley received minor wounds in the chest and arm.


  • The Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1980

    Marley's Last Concert

    The Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1980

    Marley's last concert occurred at the Stanley Theater (now called The Benedum Center For The Performing Arts) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 23 September 1980.


  • University of Miami Hospital, Miami, U.S.
    Monday May 11, 1981

    Death

    University of Miami Hospital, Miami, U.S.
    Monday May 11, 1981

    Marley died on 11 May 1981 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University of Miami Hospital), aged 36. The spread of melanoma to his lungs and brain caused his death. His final words to his son Ziggy were "Money can't buy life."


  • Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
    Thursday May 21, 1981

    State Funeral

    Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
    Thursday May 21, 1981

    Marley received a state funeral in Jamaica on 21 May 1981, which combined elements of Ethiopian Orthodoxy and Rastafari tradition. He was buried in a chapel near his birthplace with his guitar, and the Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga delivered the final funeral eulogy to Marley.


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