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10 Facts About Bob Marley

Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945. In honor of the legend’s birthday, learn 10 Facts About Bob Marley.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Marley was not a fan of material things, but he did own a BMW that he was quite fond of.
  6. Marley was buried with his guitar and a stalk of ganja.
  7. Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
  8. Bob Marley never won a Grammy while living. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 2001.
  9. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.
  10. Marley has a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

- Adam C. Better