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On This Day… Bob Marley Was Shot!

Written by: George Chittenden : 14 Jun 2019

It was on this day, 3rd December, back in 1976 when seven gunmen entered Bob Marley’s home in Jamaica and attempted to assassinate him! During the gunfire Bob Marley, his wife and several members of the Wailers were injured but they all survived. Marley was hit by a bullet that grazed his chest and went through his arm. His manager Don Taylor was injured the worst taking four bullets in his thighs. The attack was the result of Bob Marley’s involvement in the “Smile Jamaica” concert.

The concert in Kingston was scheduled around the same time as their election, and Marley’s involvement was considered political. The day after the attack, Bob Marley left hospital and went into hiding in the Blue Mountains. The Reggae legend went on to perform at the concert and at the end of his performance he wasn’t afraid to show the crowd his wounds and his positive attitude.

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