Bob Marley and Wailers "The Pioneers of Reggae Music"

"Bob Marley and Wailers" - Reggae Music's legend Bob Marley birth

name Robert Nesta Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles St. Anns Jamaica to Norval Sinclair Marley and Cedella Booker. 

Bob Marley was the leader of his reggae group called "The Wailers".

The Wailers 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.

 The group was developed from the earlier ska vocal group, the Wailers, created by Marley with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer in 1963. By late 1963 singers Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith had joined on.  

The group was first known as the Teenagers, the Wailing Rudeboys, the Wailing Wailers and finally just the Wailers.

Bob Marley & The Wailers consisted of Bob Marley himself as a guitarist, songwriter and lead singer, Bunny, and Peter Tosh.

The Wailers Band as the backing band, and the I Threes as backup vocalists. The I-Threes consisted of Bob Marley's wife Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths.

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The I Three commonly called I Threes, were formed in 1974 to support Bob Marley and the Wailers after Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

The Wailers Band included the brothers Carlton and Aston "Family Man" Barrett on drums and bass respectively, Junior Marvin and Al Anderson on lead guitar, Tyrone Downie and Earl "Wya" Lindo on keyboards, and Alvin "Seeco" Patterson on percussion.

After Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh left the band in 1974, Marley began touring with 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.

Bob Marley and wailers are loved all over the world. One of their biggest hit was "Simmer Down".

Bob Marley and Wailers first tour came in 1978 when he visited Kenya, Africa and the home of Rastafarian-ism, Ethiopia. He also visited the Madison Square Gardens in the USA that same year, he then became ill and was diagnosed with cancer.

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and the Wailers, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer all enjoyed considerable success as reggae music continued to gain popularity during the 1970s and 1980s.

One of their last performances that included Marley was in 1980 at Madison Square Garden. Several of the group's members have died subsequent to Marley's death in 1981: Carlton Barrett and Tosh (both murdered) in 1987, Braithwaite in 1999, and Smith in 2008.  Former keyboardist Earl Lindo died on 4 September 2017.

Bunny Wailer and Beverley Kelso are the only surviving members of the group's original line-up presently (2017).

Bob Marley and The Wailers Band

Today this legend lives on, carrying the reggae music banner high worldwide.

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