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6 Facts about Bob Marley

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1. The lyrics of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” are officially credited to his childhood friend Vincent “Tata” Ford, who ran a soup kitchen in the Jamaican ghetto where Marley grew up. Marley gave Ford credit for writing the song so that the royalty payments could keep the soup kitchen open.

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2. Bob Marley could have halted the spred of his cancer but refused to have his toe amputated for religious reasons

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3. Bob Marley’s wife, Rita, was shot in the head during his attempted assassination. However, she had dreadlocks so thick, they saved her life.

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4. Before a concert to ease violent tensions in Jamaica, Bob Marley was shot. He went on to perform, injured, stating that, “The people who are trying to make this world worse aren’t taking a day off. How can I?”

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5. Bob Marley, against popular belief, didn’t believe in smoking marijuana for recreation. He thought cannabis should be used for religious and medicinal purposes.

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6. Legend by Bob Marley has been on the album chart for over 914 weeks and currently sits at 69

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