Rita Marley

Rita Marley

Alpharita Constantia Anderson, better known as Rita Marley is the widow of legendary Reggae musician Bob Marley, and a member of the trio the I Threes, Bob Marley's back up singers.


Rita was born July 25, 1946 in Santiago de Cuba to Leroy Anderson and Cynthia "Beda" Jarrett. She grew up in the upper level of Beachwood, located in Kingston, Jamaica. Bob was from the lower level of Trenchtown.

In the mid sixties Rita was singing with a trio named "The Soulettes" who were recording for Studio One, when she met Bob Marley. The Soulettes became the I Threes

Rita married Bob on 10 February 1966, and then became a singer in his backing vocals group, the I Threes. She converted to the Rastafari movement after witnessing Haile Selassie on his visit to Kingston, Jamaica on 21 April 1966. She is now, however, an active member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. After Marley's death, she recorded a few albums under her name with some success in the United Kingdom and took care of Marley's estate.


Rita has five children, two from other relationships and three with Bob. Bob adopted Rita's two children as his own and they have the Marley name. Bob has 13 children total: the two of Rita's that he adopted, three born to Rita, and the remaining eight with separate women [ [http://debate.uvm.edu/dreadlibrary/dixon.html Meredith Dixon ] ] [http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/dancehall/marley_famtree1.shtm] . Rita's children are, in order of birth:

# Sharon, born November 23, 1964
# Cedella Marley born August 23, 1967
# David "Ziggy", born October 17, 1968
# Stephen, born April 20, 1972
# Stephanie, born 17 August 1974 (from a relationship with Ital, according to Bob's mother, Cedella Booker)


Rita currently lives in Konkonuru, near Aburi, Ghana.

Rita appears in the song "Mary Jane Shoes" on Fergie's multi-platinum 2006 album "The Dutchess".

Rita has a child who is less than ten (10) year's old, with a Jamaican recording artiste.


*1967 : "Pied Piper" (single, on Club Ska '67) - Mango
*1980 : "Rita Marley" - Trident
*1981 : "Who Feels It Knows It" - Shanachie Records
*1988 : "Harambe (Working Together for Freedom)" - Shanachie Records
*1988 : "We Must Carry on" - Shanachie Records
*1990 : "Beauty of God's" - Shanachie Records
*1990 : "Good Girls Cult" - Shanachie Records
*1990 : "One Draw" - Shanachie Records
*2003 : "Sings Bob Marley...and Friends" - Shanachie Records
*2004 : "Play Play" - Universal Music
*2005 : "Sunshine After Rain"
*2006 : "Gifted Fourteen Carnation"


External links

* [http://www.starpulse.com/Music/Marley,_Rita/Biography/ starpulse.com biography]
* [http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/marley_rita/bio.jhtml VH1 biography]
* [http://www.myspace.com/ritamarleymyspace Official MySpace Page]


Rita Marley, Hettie Jones (2004). "No Woman, No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley". Hyperion, ISBN 0-7868-6867-8

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