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The Wailers


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Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica
Years Active: 1963 - 1967, 1970 - 1974
Genres: Ska, Pop, Rocksteady 1963 - 1967, And Reggae 1970 - 1974

The Wailers were a ska, rocksteady, and reggae group formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, consisting of Bob Marley, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh and Cherry Smith. They were variously called The Teenagers, The Wailing Rudeboys, The Wailing Wailers and finally The Wailers. By 1966 Braithwaite, Kelso and Smith had left the band, which then consisted of the trio Wailer, Marley and Tosh. Some of The Wailers most notable songs were recorded with Lee "Scratch" Perry and his studio band The Upsetters. In the early 1970s The Upsetters members Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother Carlton (Carlie) Barrett , formed the Wailers Band, providing instrumental backing ... Continue Bio >>


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