Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945. In honor of the legend’s birthday, learn 10 Facts About Bob Marley.
- Bob Marley had a white father and an Afro-Jamaican mother. Being interracial led to him being made fun of and bullied by other children.
- The artist was a palm reader as a child. He would read his friend’s palms and would shockingly often predict their fortunes. It was scary for Marley’s friends.
- Marley’s other passion in life was soccer. He was a huge fan of football icon, Pelé. Marley was a skilled athlete, especially when it came to soccer.
- In 1976, seven gunmen invaded the home of Marley. Marley’s wife and manager were wounded by gunfire from the armed intruders. Marley was hit in the chest and upper arm. A few days after the assassination attempt, Bob Marley performed in concert.
- Marley was not a fan of material things, but he did own a BMW that he was quite fond of.
- Marley was buried with his guitar and a stalk of ganja.
- Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
- Bob Marley never won a Grammy while living. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 2001.
- He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.
- Marley has a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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