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Vincent Ford
Birth: 1940, Jamaica
Death: Dec. 28, 2008
Kingston, Jamaica

Songwriter. He was one of Bob Marley's closest friends and is credited with teaching Marley how to play guitar, as well as writing the reggae classic "No Woman, No Cry," for him. The song, which appeared on Marley's 1974 "Natty Dread" album, was inspired by the Kingston ghetto of Trench Town where Marley and Ford lived in the 1960s. Critics dispute the likelihood that Ford wrote the tune and say Marley gave away the song credit to his disabled friend, who ran a soup kitchen, so Ford could support himself from the royalties. He is also credited with three songs on Marley's 1976 album "Rastaman Vibration." Ford died from complications of diabetes. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
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Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Jan 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32575071
Vincent Ford
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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