Island Records: how they became an artists' paradise
This week, a series of concerts was announced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Britain's most enduringly excellent record labels, Island Records.
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#1 Mar 12, 2009
Bob Marley had a half-brother named Bob Marley also!!!!!
Edna Wilby supposed to be Bob Marley's mother is Cedella Booker's sister. This one supposed to be also a Bob Marley's mother!
Edna Wilby made a boy with Norval Marley 1945 but got harassed by personalities like Che Guevara and later the boy was followed and approached by the likes of Celia Cruz, Marilyn Monroe and Martin Luther King; some wanted to be his father and the other ones were his friends!!!!!
That Bob Marley married the same Rita Marley than the other Bob Marley! Just because Rita was upset to have been abandonned after her wedding by one she married the other one!!!!!
Would it be a good film?
#2 Mar 12, 2009
Birth in 1945 in Nine Miles or Rhoden Hall.
Moving to Spanish Town in 1950.
His mother approached from 1945 by Cuba and Che Guevara who wanted to be recognized as the boy's father because he had dated that jamaican girl.
1960 he moves to Arnett Gardens in Kingston and meets his friends. There he begins playing music because he has started with the singing in a choir at church. He plays salsa and is greeted by celia cruz passing by Jamaica and becomes friend with her. Later he is approached by Marilyn Monroe. Those celebrities didn't fear to be in the ghetto! Martin Luther King and Che Guevara have visited him in Spanish Town at his mother's home to revendicate a fatherhood. Bob Marley has always remained wise about it. He was poor then inherited money from Marilyn Monroe and Che Guevara. So he played a lot of football so much so he didn't need to work. He developed Reggae in the middle of the 60's. He met Chris Blackwell then Sweet Pea to make music, form a band and record a reggae album. He had already met Rita the girl who wanted supposedly to become a singer and couldn't make it and he married her in 1966. He left to the USA and spent time in a recording studio there in Brooklyn, New York in the middle of a tour. He and his friends were approached by the ethiopian emperor Hailé Sélassié who was interested in youths making music particularly from Jamaica. In 1970 he began touring with Rita his wife as complement of his own backing vocals group. They became superstars from 1972 until 1981. Then he died also in may 1981 from cancer. He never knew how he caught that cancer in his toe...
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