Why is the 'collabo of the week' sign placed at the top of the article? It seems out of place there. Has anyone ever considered putting it on the talk page? Orane (talk • cont.) 01:18, 2 July 2006 (UTC) :Well, many other collaborations put their signs right on the main section. The best reason i've seen for it is that it helps to tell readers to expect even more content changes than usual, though I have to admit, these days, I am the only one who seems to ask questions about articles, and our collaboration isn't exactly very good yet unfortunently.... Homestarmy 03:52, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
Early life and Studio One
Many people fail to realize how important Coxsone Dodd and Studio One was perhaps for Bob Marley as he was growing up. Many artists, inparticularly Bob Marley, were said to practically live in Studio One. I feel that this article should empatize this more strongly, and indeed give a bit more credit to Studio One. the--dud 15:08, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
People are much more aware of Coxsone Dodd's influnece since his own death. TV Genius 15:16, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
Important moment: shooting in 1976
As mentioned in this talk page, Bob Marley was shoot back in 1976. This has been said to have been an incredibly important moment in his life. It also contributed to his fame and legendary stature. Most importantly so because that the contemporaries were expecting him to come back from recording sessions in London with a record filled with anger and hatred. But Exodus turned out to be an optimistic album filled with love and thoughts of peace. This is one of the absolutely great moments of Bob Marley and his life. The political enviroment at the time in Jamaica were absolutely explosive, and Marley contributed largely to cooling it down. If he had perhaps made a hate-record instead nonone of course know how the history of Jamaica might have been... Few artists could have done the same. This period could well do with it's own subsection in the article I feel... (This incident is described very well in the booklet of the "Deluxe Edition" of Exodus released by Universal Music in 2002) the--dud 15:08, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
I fully agree. Given his cancer diagnosis and health issues that year it is even more extraordinary that Exodus, Kaya (recorded at the same time) and his last 3 albums (inc Confrontation) were so positive but that legacy has ensured a place for Marley in history in a way that mere negativity and resentment could never have done. Please edit the article, Dud. TV Genius 15:16, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
I would like to question why 1)References to Peter Tosh are not links to his wikipedia file and 2) Why Peter's contribution to Bob Marley's musical career is not documented here more fully. For example Marley didn't know how to play the guitar until Tosh taught him. Tosh also co wrote many of "Marley's" greater hits such as Trench Town Rock, Stir it Up and Get up Stand up. A little recognition would be nice. At the very least give reference to his page. Becki R. 126.96.36.199 23:29, 22 August 2006 (UTC)Becki R.
Peter Tosh is linked to his page in the paragraph above the Wailers. If you can reference that Tosh taught Marley the guitar please put it in the article. El Rojo 01:18, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Will nominate for FA
I am going to nominate Bob Marley for featured article. I feel kinda shamed that Bob Marley ain't featured, don't you? Need to copyedit it first though. --Ezeu 02:11, 5 August 2006 (UTC) :I did a bit of copyediting. Sorry it took so much time and so many minor edits. I'm done for the night. I apologize for any edit conflicts this may have caused, as I am obsessive and afraid of typing a lot without saving. -- Omicronpersei8 (talk) 04:58, 5 August 2006 (UTC) ::Nice. You did more in 30 minutes than we managed during the Improvement Drive. This article has come a long way. Besides a couple of unsourced statements to straighten out, this is surely a FA candidate.--Ezeu 05:25, 5 August 2006 (UTC) :::I have nominated Bob Marley for Featured article. --Ezeu 05:51, 5 August 2006 (UTC) :Go to Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates#Bob_Marley and give your support. --Ezeu 06:31, 5 August 2006 (UTC) I shouldnt have. It is clear by the comments that the article is far from ready for FA. --Ezeu 01:22, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Well no harm trying, I persoanlly feel it lacks detail, SqueakBox 01:55, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Posthumous reputation additions
I'm new to all this, but just saw another thing to add to Bob's posthumous reputation / awards.... Something simple would do it, to the effect...
In August 2006 The Bank of Jamaica issued 1,000 gold & silver $100 coins to celebrate what would have been Bob Marley's 60th birthday. The coins are being issued now, over a year and a half late, by the British Royal Mint.
Marley may have seen medical doctors as samfai, confidence men who cheat the gullible by pretending to have the power of witchcraft . He finally agreed to undergo minor surgery to excise the cancer, which was kept secret from the public .
Never heard about this before, someone may want to research it. KZF 18:04, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
The following exerpt from the article urgently needs technical correction, primarily of its spelling, yet for some mysterious reason fails to appear under the editing section of the article:
Bob Marley was a prophet named by many, white, jamaican, black, mexica, and other races. He is an idol for many. Many people have followed or had tried to follow in his footsteps. On top of all of this he smoked so much weed (marijuana). Marijuana was considered to be the wisdom plant of Jamaica. Many would use this plant for spiratual uses and meditation. Bob Marley how ever used it, as i believe, for relaxation and this triggered his intelectual mind to incoporate his thoughts into music which made him very very popular with many communities.
Bob Marley's Children ==
I didn't want to delete the statement because I think it is humorous. After the post of Bob Marley's children, something says "How could this be if he died on May 11th?" in reference to Makeda Marley who was born on May 30, 1981. I'm pretty sure babies are conceived well before they are born...possibly 9 months? So in response, it is very possible that Makeda is Bob's child.