17 Uplifting Bob Marley Research Paper

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"Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.” (17 Uplifting Bob Marley) and “One love, one heart. Let’s get together and feel all right” (17 Uplifting Bob Marley) are two quotes of this respected icon which showcase just some of his uplifting views he had on life. Bob was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, Rastafarian, and stoner who achieved international fame and acclaim. The life of the popular reggae star Bob Marley is sure to amaze all. Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was born on February 6th, 1945 in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica. He was born to Norval Marley (white) and his 18 year old wife Cedella Booker (black). Norval was a European-Jamaican of British heritage who claimed to have…show more content…
Yet following his departure the awards sky rocketed. In 1978 Bob won the Peace Medal of the Third World for his efforts on peace. In 2002 Marley got nomination for a Grammy award in the categories of Best Music Video, Long Form for "Rebel Music - The Bob Marley Story". In 1978 he was awarded with Peace Medal of the Third World for efforts on peace and Q Awards. In 1981 the Order of Merit along with Mobo Awards were received, in 1992 Q Award in the category for Best Reissue/Compilation for "Songs of Freedom" was redeemed as well as being placed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1994 he won Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the category of performer, yet 2001 was his busiest year of all. He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Jamaican Order of Merit, and also was nomination for Grammy Award in the category of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (from "The Best Man" soundtrack) for "Turn Your Lights Down Low" shared with Lauryn Hill. Finally in 2005 he won Posthumous and Achievement Award (Ace Show Biz…show more content…
To acknowledge that death is a possibility is to make certain that it will come soon. It is believed that this is the reason that Bob Marley never wrote a will, either, which resulted in difficulty in dividing his assets after his death. He was also afraid he would not be able to dance anymore. Bob Marley's medical records were never made public, but according to most accounts, he did eventually allow for a skin graft in place of a full amputation. It seems that if this procedure did take place, it was either ineffective or simply too late. By the late summer of 1980, the cancer had spread throughout his entire body. While in New York he collapsed during a jog through Central Park. He performed for the last time in September of 1980 in Pittsburgh, a performance that was remastered and released in February of 2011 as Bob Marley and the Wailers Live Forever. After traveling to Germany to be cared for by Josef Issels, a holistic physician, Bob Marley soon realized that his cancer was terminal. Intending to fly home to Jamaica, he became even sicker while in transit, and the plane stopped in Miami, where he died on May 11, 1981. According to some reports, his final words were spoken to his son Ziggy Marley: "Money can't buy life." (Bob Marley Biography) Rumors persist that Bob Marley was murdered by the CIA (among other theorized assassins), with

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