From Jamaica to the world: The legacy of a legend

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As one of Bob Marley’s former bandmates sues his estate for £60m in royalties, Steve Barrow explains what happened to the other members of the reggae legend’s inner circle

The Wailers
The line-up of the group that signed to Island included Bob, Peter Tosh (right) and Bunny Wailer, with Aston “Family Man” Barrett (below) and his brother Carlton on bass and drums, plus Earl “Wire” Lindo on organ. This group made Catch A Fire and Burnin’, the first two albums that established the group internationally. Peter, Bunny & Wire had all left by the time Natty Dread was recorded in 1974. Along with the Barretts, the group now included the guitarist Al Anderson and Bernard Harvey on organ. Vocal harmonies were sung by the I-Threes trio.

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