Happy birthday rudebwoy!
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has declared Feb. 6 Bob Marley Day.
It coincides with Marley’s birthday. The Jamaican singer, who was born in 1945, died in 1981 at age 36. He would have been 69 Thursday.
It’s perhaps no surprise that Ford is a Marley fan. The mayor was seen in a video posted in December dancing to the song One Love during a council session.
“Fire It Up” Ford’s proclamation reads as follows:
WHEREAS each year on February 6, we honour the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, an influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace.
His early career began with friends, the legendary Wailers, “Bob Marley and the Wailers.” His music captivated people of all cultures, broke music barriers and helped introduce reggae music to the world.
Bob Marley became one of the greatest ambassadors of peace the world has seen. He used music to tear down the walls of apartheid and promoted African unity, culture and world peace both at home and internationally, with songs like One Love and Africa Unite. Today, his music continues to be loved by many and is instantly recognized around the world.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Rob Ford, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim February 6, 2014 as “Bob Marley Day” in the City of Toronto.
Raab Fard is irie mon!