Although he’s already a Great-Grandfather, Mick Jagger is making a late run to catch up to the Rock N’ Roll “baby momma” godfather Bob Marley who had 9 baby mommas and 12 kids. Jagger is already father to 7 kids with 4 different mothers and just announced at the age of 72 he is having baby #8 with mother #5.
These photos of Bob Marley in his backyard at home in Jamaica were taken by photographer David Burnett for Time Magazine in March of 1976. Marley did not play many different guitars in his career but this acoustic guitar caught my eye because of the piece of paper it has taped to it.
Bob Marley was a very spiritual man and a renowned devotee of The Rastafari Movement. So I was a bit surprised when I came across a few photos of Marley wearing Jewish jewelry.
Lauryn Hill had five children with Rohan Marley, one of Bob Marley’s sons. She recorded her first and most successful album, The Miseducation of Lauren Hill at Marley’s Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica. Another one of Bob Marley’s sons, Julian Marley added guitar to a track off the album “Forgive Them Father”.
Came across this really bad ass photo of Bob Marley standing in what appears to be a record store/factory looking at a stack of vinyl records…
This photo of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix playing soccer backstage has been making the rounds for years. I admit when I first saw it I was impressed, until common sense kicked in and I realized that Hendrix died in 1970 and this photo was taken later in Marley’s career.
Little know fact about Bob Marley is that he is actually “half white” or “half black” whichever way you want to put it. His father Norval Sinclair Marley was born in 1885 in Jamaica after his family had relocated from from Sussex, United Kingdom. The Marley ancestors went to Jamaica in the late 19th century to make a living in the mahogany trade. Norval grew up to be a soldier and Captain in the Royal Marines.
Bob Marley married Rita Anderson on February 10, 1966. Rita brought a daughter into the marriage (Sharon) from a previous relationship and although not officially acknowledged so did Bob (Imani). The Marley’s would have four children together during their marriage.
We recently did this story George Harrison Meets Bob Marley. We also recently found some photo’s of Bob Marley meeting Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 at Marley’s house in Jamaica in March of 1975.
This classic photo of George Harrison and Bob Marley was taken on July 13, 1975, backstage at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Having heard that George was a fan of Marley’s music, the president of Island Records, Charley Nuccio, invited George to the show to meet Marley. When told that George Harrison was coming backstage, Marley visibly lit up and said, “Ras Beatle!!”