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    Fast Facts: Sept. 28

    • Bob Marley was born at 2:30 in the morning on Feb. 6, 1945.
    • As a little kid, Marley had a knack for deeply spooking people by successfully predicting their futures with palm readings.
    • A Jamaican immigration official suggested to Marley’s mom that “”Nesta”” sounded too much like a girl’s name. So they switched his name to Robert Nesta Marley.
    • “”Tuff Gong,”” the name of Marley’s recording label, was a nickname Marley earned for himself in the Kingston ghetto of Trenchtown.
    • Marley was a devout Rastafarian. Ras Tafari is the pre-regnal name of a man who was crowned king of Ethiopia in 1930. With that crown came the honorific name Haile Selassie. Rastafarians thought this “”Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah”” was the messiah, come to redeem the black man, for non-Jamaicans to grasp.

       

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