By Rita Marley
Bob Marley was once one of many maximum musicians of our time. whereas a lot has been written approximately him, here's a distinctive, intimate, and sincere portrayal written through his spouse Rita, who talks approximately their struggles--both ahead of and through his upward push to fameas good as their desires, fears, and finally, her husbands wasting conflict with melanoma whereas on the top of his occupation. This stirringly sincere, no-holds-barred account of lifestyles with Bob Marley finds a unique, deeper part of the cherished musician that may make sure you ring a bell along with his legions of trustworthy fanatics.
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Extra resources for No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley
And I grabbed his hand and went toward the door. But she said, “No! He has to walk back through the window! ” And so poor Bob had to go back out through that window. ” “Go ahead,” I said. “Because I’m not coming back. I’m gonna stay with Robbie tonight. ” I knew she was just trying to make me feel guilty, so that didn’t bother me. I didn’t care, I just walked, thinking, no, this is it now. I didn’t want to be rude to her—this was the first time I’d ever slept out—but I was not going to let Bob sleep alone, in that place, again.
Bus drivers. Seamstresses. Bob himself worked as a welder for a while. I grew up in the care of my father, Leroy Anderson, a musician who worked as a carpenter. Sometimes I’d go with him to his carpentry jobs, or to hear him play his tenor saxophone. In his woodworking shop outside our house, he’d sit me on the end of the board and call me pet names, like “Colitos,” or “Sunshine,” or other variations on my full name, Alfarita Constantia Anderson. Because I was very dark-skinned, the kids in school called me “blackie tootus” (black and shiny, with very white teeth).
And I said what I really meant. ” We were both so exhausted by the time we got back to the studio that we lay down on the door and fell right to sleep. ” I lay there, listening, aware that he was awake too. ” he whispered. ” And I listened … and then the thing, whatever it was, came into the room—not physically, but the sensation. And I went … out, not unconscious, but I couldn’t speak. I was trying to let Bob know how I was feeling, but the words wouldn’t come although I knew I was awake. ” And they came in and threw water on me, and when I came to myself I realized that something had happened, though I couldn’t tell what.