Bob Marley


Robert Nesta Marley, OM was a Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. 1 2

Daily Routine

Bob Marley was the last one to go asleep but always the first to rise the next day regardless of the previous night’s activities, which usually involved smoking marijuana and singing. Every morning, Bob Marley and the fellow Wailers embarked on a sunrise jog around the Jamaica House grounds or near Hope Road.

On Sundays, the group may have jogged up to 18 miles. A car might pick them up to return them home or sometimes they hiked back. After the jog, they all got into Bob’s car and drove to Bull Bay where they cleaned themselves in Cane River. They positioned themselves near the torrents so the water cleaned their chests and backs.

After a wash in the River, they piled back into Bob’s car to head to Papine Market to purchase the days groceries. Bob personally selected the carrots, soursop and Irish moss. The moss was a type of seaweed used to create a sweet drink which was said to increases one’s libido. Other groceries included a diverse selection of fruit and fish.

Back near Hope Road, Gilly routinely prepared a large and healthy communal feast, which the consumption of occupied most the day. If the band didn’t have any rehearsals, recordings or gigs in the evening, Bob would organize a soccer game, in which he was said to have played inside right and was a strong dribbler.