Unknown Facts about Bob Marley

Bob Marley: Singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist, worshiped by billions and also known for his famous quotes.

But do you know interesting facts like


  • Real name of Bob Marley?
  • What made Bob famous in his childhood?
  • Why Bob Marley is also known as “White Boy”?
  • Which sport he is famous for?
  • Why Bob Marley smoked weed?
  • How bob Marley died?
  • How many children did bob Marley had?
  • Why is he known as a REGGAE musician and what is the meaning of that?
  • Which songs are the most popular?
  • And all the famous quotes by him?

Bob Marley’s real name was Nesta Robert Marley. but his name was swapped because many people thought it was a girl’s name. Thus, his name became Robert Nesta Marley. He was born on 6th Feb but his birth certificate shows 6th April because his mother got late for getting him officially registered.

In childhood, he was famous for palm reading as he could predict the future correctly by just reading people’s palms, at an age of four. However, later he grew up and developed his passion in singing.

He is also known as White Boy because his father was a 50 year old white British naval Captain. Bob was famous for his football skills too. He was a professional level football player and a freestyler too.

Bob Marley was mainly been seen with a weed joint in his hand and related to weed by many people but why he smoked weed was because he was from Rastafarian religion, where smoking and use of ganja AKA weed and marijuana is a holy sacrament.

Cause of Bob’s death was Acral lentiginous melanoma, which is a skin disease which causes skin cancer. It was under the nail of a toe, and later the cancer spread throughout the body. He died at the age of 36 and his last dream was to fly back to Jamaica from Germany. However, his health got worse on way to Jamaica, in Miami. The plane had to stall in Miami for the treatment but, alas, there he died.

Bob Marley had 11 children and one of whom is Damien “Jr Gong” Marley, who has sung the song, MAKE IT BUN DEM with Skrillex.

Reggae is a genre that came up around 1960. It is derived from a Jamaican phase rege-rege which means ragged clothing and it is used to denote raggedy style of music which was growing in Jamaica at that time.

Some of Bob Marley Most popular songs are

  • No Women , No Cry
  • Three Little Birds
  • Buffalo Soldier
  • Redemption Song
  • Is This Love
  • Jammin’

And many other songs.

Here are all the Famous Quotes by BOB MARLEY who teaches us lessons on life and somehow gives us hope.

  • Love the Life you LIVE…… Live the life you LOVE!!
  • The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
  • Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…
  • One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
  • The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
  • Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.
  • I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side.
  • When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.
  • The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
  • Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?
  • Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!


So maybe he died but he will still be alive in our hearts as a great person and a fantastic singer; his songs will never die.

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