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Reggae Musician Bunny Wailer — Founding Member of the Wailers R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Reggae Musician Bunny Wailer — Founding Member of the Wailers R.I.P.

    Bunny Wailer, a founding member of the Wailers and a reggae music giant whose career spanned seven decades, has died at the age of 73.

    Wailer’s manager, Maxine Stowe, confirmed that Wailer died on Tuesday at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. No cause of death was given, but Wailer had been in and out of the hospital since suffering his second stroke, in 2020.

    Wailer, born Neville Livingstone — before adopting his famous moniker, he was also known as Bunny Livingstone — was a member of the original Wailers trio with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.
  2. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Aw man...

    I bet Robert is gonna spin an awesome "Smile Jamaica" show this Saturday. krcl.org; 4-7 PM Mountain Time.
  3. He had a couple of excellent solo albums. Another "legend" gone. RIP.
  4. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
    Aw, man. Definitely not irie. Peace to his family and friends. :(
    sonojono likes this.
  5. I did not know the part about being step-brothers:

    "Born on 20 April 10, 1947, Livingston spent his earliest years in the village of Nine Miles, where he was raised by his father, Thaddeus, who ran a grocery store.

    That was where he first met Marley, and the toddlers soon became firm friends, making their first music together at Stepney Primary and Junior High School.

    Following the death of Marley's father in 1955, his mother, Cedella, moved in with Livingstone's father. The boys were essentially raised as step-brothers, especially after Cedella and Thaddeus had a daughter together, Pearl."
  6. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    One of the greats and fathers of roots reggae, lot of love for Bunny here.
    Fly on Bunny.................................................
    ElMon and GregC like this.
  7. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    And the groove is diminished ...
    Fly free, Ras Bunny.
    GregC, lermgalieu and P. Aaron like this.
  8. RIP Bunny, sadly all of the trio are gone now.
  9. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    So sad to hear about Bunny’s passing. I wore out my copy of “Blackheart Man” and especially love the song “Armagideon”. Aston Barrett and Robbie Shakespeare play on that album.

    Thank you for the grooves, the memories, and the inspirations, Bunny!
    GregC, Joshua, Bonsist and 2 others like this.
  10. 2tonic


    Dec 22, 2015
    I will expect all future thunderstorms to have a definite groove to them. :unsure:
    Killing Floor likes this.
  11. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Sad. Loss of a legend.
    Bonsist likes this.
  12. lermgalieu

    lermgalieu Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Mill Valley, CA
    Bad news for us, good news for the eternal. RIP.
  13. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    RIP Bunny.
  14. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton

    Jan 19, 2007
    Dang, the last of a legendary group. RIP, Bunny.
    5StringBlues likes this.
  15. :atoz:
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