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New research details rare cancer that killed Bob Marley

New research details rare cancer that killed Bob Marley

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Acral melanomas -- a rare form of skin cancer and the type that claimed the life of reggae musician Bob Marley -- are genetically distinct.
Brooks Hays
Mayor Rob Ford calls in sick on 'Bob Marley Day' in Toronto

Mayor Rob Ford calls in sick on 'Bob Marley Day' in Toronto

TORONTO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- After issuing a proclamation about celebrating "Bob Marley Day," Toronto Mayor Rob Ford called in sick on the holiday because he was "not feeling well."
Evan Bleier

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
By United Press International
Bob Marley’s estate sues Louisiana chicken chain Raising Cane’s over 'One Love' phrase

Bob Marley’s estate sues Louisiana chicken chain Raising Cane’s over 'One Love' phrase

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Raising Cane’s use of 'One Love' phrase prompts lawsuit from Bob Marley’s estate.
Evan Bleier
Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Michael Jackson tops Forbes magazine's list of the highest earning dead celebrities, having earned more than $160 million in the past year.

Swedish college students apologize for blackface at costume party

LUND, Sweden, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Two Swedish college students have apologized for showing up to a costume party in blackface in an attempt to impersonate reggae musicians.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

Marley's Mellow Mood drink sickens kids

HOLMEL, N.J., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Marley's Mellow Mood drink sickened several New Jersey middle school students, the school's cafeteria operator said.
Obama: Musicians have grown less political

Obama: Musicians have grown less political

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama told MTV viewers during a Q&A session in Washington he wished today's musicians made more political statements in their music.
Liz Taylor tops rich dead celebrity list

Liz Taylor tops rich dead celebrity list

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- British-born actress Elizabeth Taylor is No. 1 on Forbes' list of top-earning dead celebrities, earning $210 million in 2012.
Jean: Hill affair, lies broke up Fugees

Jean: Hill affair, lies broke up Fugees

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Haitian-born recording artist Wyclef Jean says in his autobiography The Fugees broke up in 1997 after singer Lauryn Hill lied and told him he fathered her son.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.
By United Press International

Jack Johnson connects with Boston patient

BOSTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Singer Jack Johnson's Internet performance for a 6-year-old Boston hospital patient struck a chord with the youngster, the boy's parents said.
Osbourne: Cyrus was joking about pot use

Osbourne: Cyrus was joking about pot use

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus' publicist says the U.S. singer-actress was joking when she said she was a "stoner" at her recent 19th birthday party.
Hill gives birth to sixth child

Hill gives birth to sixth child

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Lauryn Hill has given birth to her sixth child, a boy whose father has not been publicly identified, People.com said Tuesday.
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Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.

Marley's music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of Jamaica. His best-known hits include "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Stir It Up", "Jamming", "Redemption Song", "One Love" and, together with The Wailers, "Three Little Birds", as well as the posthumous releases "Buffalo Soldier" and "Iron Lion Zion". The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae's best-selling album, going ten times Platinum (Diamond) in the U.S., and selling 25 million copies worldwide.

Bob Marley was born in the village of Nine Mile in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica as Nesta Robert Marley. A Jamaican passport official would later swap his first and middle names. His father, Norval Sinclair Marley, was a white Jamaican of mixed and English descent whose family came from Essex, England. Norval was a captain in the Royal Marines, as well as a plantation overseer, when he married Cedella Booker, an Afro-Jamaican then 18 years old. Norval provided financial support for his wife and child, but seldom saw them, as he was often away on trips. In 1955, when Marley was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack at age 70. Marley faced questions about his own racial identity throughout his life. He once reflected:

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