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Bob Marley is known as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. More than just a musician, over the course of his career, Marley became a moral and religious figure. Born in Jamaica,he moved to Kingston at the age of 14, and in 1963, he formed the Wailers with Peter Tosh, Bunny Livingston, Junior Braithwaite, and Beverly Kelso. Their first single “Simmer Down” became one of the biggest hits in Jamaica in 1964.
Over the years, the group evolved to eventually become Bob Marley and the Wailers and the group began a tour that covered Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The group produced several songs that reached the top of British charts including “No Woman No Cry,” “Satisfy My Soul,” and “Is This Love.”
Although Marley shunned politics, his songs of rebellion and unity held major influence in Jamaica and across the world and caused many of the powerful elite to see him as an enemy that needed to be eliminated.
This coupled with the fact that Marley died of cancer after previous attempts on his life and also when he was otherwise perfectly healthy have led many to believe that Marley was killed by the CIA.