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The Wailers

The Wailers

Founding members:

Full name: Bob Marley; Peter Tosh; Bunny Wailer

Birthday: 6 February 1945; 19 October 1944; 10 April 1947

Place of birth: Nine Mile, Jamaica; Grange Hill, Jamaica;  Kingston, Jamaica

Bob Marley and The Wailers are one of the most influential groups in the history of reggae music.

The Wailers were formed in Kingston, Jamaica in the early 1960s and began as a vocal harmony group consisting of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer. They later added other musicians (timeline below). 

Bob Marley and The Wailers are credited with popularising reggae music around the world.

Their album "Catch a Fire" released in 1973, helped to establish the group as a major force in the music industry and helped to popularise reggae in the United States and beyond.

Some of Bob Marley and The Wailers' most famous songs include "One Love/People Get Ready," "Stir It Up," "No Woman, No Cry," and "Redemption Song."

Bob Marley and The Wailers' music is known for its messages of social and political consciousness, advocating for peace, love, and unity, and addressing issues such as poverty, inequality, and oppression.

Some of the band's key achievements include being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, being awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, and having their song "One Love/People Get Ready" named the song of the millennium by the BBC in 1999.

Learn more...


Steffens, Roger; Pierson, Leroy Jodie (2005). Bob Marley And The Wailers - The Definitive Discography

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