A. “I pledged to work for righteousness. God's given me inspiration. God's the boss, he tell me what to do.” (www.rootsreggaeclub.com)
B. People would say that Bob Marley is mostly known for his habitual marijuana use. Not too many people see Bob Marley as an advocate of peace and equality.
C. Marley was once gunned down before a concert and just days later he was back on stage to perform his concert.
D. Bob Marley’s death not only had a detrimental affect on music, but his death resulted in the loss of a great advocate of peace, love, and equality.
A. Bob Marley wanted peace and equality for all people, not just people of color
1. Bob Marley preached his belief in how God put him here to make a difference.
2. He believed that equality could only be achieved by looking with in a person’s soul.
3. Marley proposed that the first step to peace and equality is to be free in the mind, which he mentioned in his song “Redemption Song” (www.vitalspot.com/BobMarley/Lyrics)
B. Bob Marley did what he can to spread the word of peace to everyone.
1. Marley was shot in his home before a concert in Jamaica.
2. Seven gunmen invaded the home and opened fire but no death occurred. (Rolling Stone “The Shooting oh a Whaler” Posted Jan 13, 1977)
3. Shortly after the shooting, Marley returned to the stage to perform the concert he missed during his days in the hospital.
4. His message was simply that he wanted to play his music for the people.
C. His legacy in music will never be forgotten.
1. Still today Bob Marley’s music touches people.
2. Once referred to as a “musical prophet” (bobmarley.com/story), his music leaves a lasting impression on music and the quality movement.
3. His death resulted in the world losing a major proponent in...