Bob Marley and The Wailers profile

Bob Marley and The Wailers

Bob Marley and The Wailers

Bob Marley and the Wailers were a Jamaican reggae band and, earlier, a ska vocalist group created by musicians Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. The ska vocalist group Wailers, which eight years later became a band, were formed when self-taught musician Hubert Winston McIntosh (Peter Tosh) met the singers Neville Livingston (Bunny Wailer), and Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) in 1963. By late 1963 singers Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith had joined the Wailers, now composed of members from different studio bands. In the early 70s, Marley and Bunny Wailer had learned to play some instruments, including guitar, and brothers Carlton Barrett and Aston "Family Man" Barrett were on drums and bass, having joined the reggae band.

After Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh left the band in 1974, Bob Marley began touring with all-new band members. His new backing band included the Barrett brothers, Junior Marvin and Al Anderson on lead guitar, Tyrone Downie and Earl "Wya" Lindo on keyboards, and Alvin "Seeco" Patterson on percussion. The "I Threes", consisting of Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, and Marley's wife, Rita, provided backing vocals.


Group: Singers
Country: Jamaica
Is Active: No