5 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Bob Marley
With millions of fans around the world, Rastafarian reggae superstar Bob Marley won the hearts of many.
On the backdrop of his death anniversary (May 11, 2018), Bounce News looks at 5 things that you may not know about the Reggae star.
1. He Could See The Future In People's Palms
From the age of four it was discovered Bob Marley could read palms. But when Bob was a lot older and returned to Kingston, a woman asked him to read her palm and he replied: “I’m not reading no more hand: I’m singing now.”
2. He Performed At A Concert With Gunshot Wounds
Two days before climbing the stage to perform at the Smile Jamaica concert on December 3, 1976, Bob Marley was shot by unknown gunmen. With his bullet wounds, Bob Marley performed to a crowd of 80,000 people. It is said that after the concert he was asked why he decided to perform despite the risks of health complications, Marley would respond by saying, "The people who are trying to make this world worse aren't taking a day off, how can I?"
3. Bob Marley Drew Inspiration From His Time In Prison
After being arrested for possession of marijuana, the singer spent a month in prison.
During his time in prison, he met many prisoners who motivated him to write politically themed songs.
4. His Favorite Chat Up Line Was “Yuh wan have ma baby?”
Bob Marley was a lady's man.This was the reason why he was involved with women like Anita Belnavis, a Caribbean table-tennis champion, mother of Ky-Mani Marley, and Cindy Breakspeare, crowned Miss World, 1976, mother of Damien Marley.
He had one main chat-up line for all his women: “Yuh wan have ma baby?” This line of discussion led to the reggae legend eventually having 11 children from 7 different women consisting of four girls and seven boys.
Here are the names of Bob Marley’s children: Sharon Marley, Cedella Marley, Karen Marley, Stephanie Marley, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Robbie Marley, Rohan Marley, Julian Marley, Ky-mani Maley, and Damien Marley.
5. Bob Marley Was Buried With A Football, His Guitar And A Bud Of Marijuana
Bob Marley died because he refused an amputation to stop the spread of a cancer in his body due to religious reasons.
He was eventually buried with a football, his Gibson Les Paul guitar, and a bud of marijuana.