21 Things About Bob Marley

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  • venice1

    An entertaining read, John. I also caught another of your pieces (10 Ways…) at Huffington Post (why on earth did I spend even a second over there is beyond me) a website which is the mirrored image and the missing link to the Tea Party folk. Once again, the reader responces prove that one should never turn their back on someone who's 'got religion.'

    I also liked the side bar comments in your "The Restoration of John Shore." Funny and clever at the same time, a tough combo to hit.

  • Cate

    As an atheist, I've gotta say, I love your blog. It's refreshing to see such a balanced person in the war between Christians and atheists.

  • This is a great mini-bio of Bob Marley. But if you want to see how Bono captured the essence of Bob Marley’s life in less than 30 seconds. Check this out – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqrCPbn8Yyg, “Bono Inducts Bob Marley into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

  • Mary Linda

    Did he REALLY say that about disco? Very funny!

  • Joe

    Thanks for this article. Tuff stuff! German friend of mine lived with Marley for several months in '70s and wrote some great articles. Axel told some great stories.

    Sadly we just lost Sugar Minott, another great.

  • Rastadread1974

    Lol, how the article opens up-

    1. Imagine how mad Cedella bookers father was

    When she found her daughter was sleeping with an

    Old white man!

    Very next sentence-

    Imagine how Norvals ” racist” colonial family felt about

    The same thing!

    Do you know them? Why can the girls father oppose such a union

    But the fathers family be racist to do so?

    White guilt is a artificial trait professionalized by

    White liberals! If race is of so much importance to you, how can I judge you

    As a character?

    Rest in peace brother Bob, not half white

    Not half black, but all human!!

  • Jim Miller

    I know this is an older post, but I saw it linked on your site. I’m a big fan of Bob Marley, and I recently learned something that could be number 22 on this list: He was baptized in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church before he died. It wasn’t a “foxhole conversion” either. He had wanted to be for some time, but feared that hard-core Rastas would hurt him or his family. Here’s the requisite citation: http://www.jamaicans.com/culture/rasta/ethiopian_church.shtml

  • Yes, I’m That Leah

    You are missed Bob. I became a fan around the time you died. I was 9 or so then when I started playing your records. I am 41 now, and I still love you so.