Spotlight Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers

Every weekday between 1 and 5pm we play tracks from our #spotlightartist. They’re an artist with a body of work which has stood the test of time. We’ll play the hits – but also some deep cuts. Listen ad-free through New Zealand via @tunein at https://goo.gl/VL6m3N

The Wailers started out in 1963, with changes of lineup through to 1974 and their third album Natty Dread. Peter Tosh had left by this time, and for the first time they were credited as Bob Marley & The Wailers. Their breakthrough didn’t come until the following year when they performed at the Lyceum in London. Eric Clapton had helped popularise reggae the with his cover of “I Shot The Sheriff”. The band kept going from strength to strength until Bob’s sad death in 1981.

We’ll play early classics featuring Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer such as “Small Axe”, I’m Still Waiting” and “It Hurts to Be Alone” as well as more familiar tracks from the 70s. Enjoy!

 

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