Jamaican musicians Bob & Rita Marley and family. -Jamaican families are tightly woven together like a knit. If you are unkind to one member of the family, the rest of the family empathizes. Even though a child may embark on a new life as a wife or husband, the families still preside over their interests and well-being.
Revealed: the white ex-naval officer who fathered Bob Marley was a British captain from Essex
Jamaican "reggae " singer-songwriter and musician Bob Marley, son of gospel singer Cedella Booker and Captain Norval Marley, married singer Rita Anderson, February 10, 1966. They had 4 children with Rita (including 2 from Rita's previous relationships) and he had 7-8 children from other women during his marriage. He died of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36.
No Woman No Cry by Rita Marley. A unique, intimate biography of Bob Marley by the person who knew him best. Bob Marley is the unchallenged king of reggae and one of music's great iconic figures. Rita Marley was not just his wife and the mother of four of his children but his backing singer and friend, life-long companion and soul mate. They met in Trenchtown when they were teenagers, and she was very much part of his musical career, and stayed with him until his death at the age of 35.