Bunny Wailer

Neville O'Riley Livingston, best known as Bunny Wailer, was an internationally-acclaimed reggae pioneer who co-founded The Wailers with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh in 1963. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 10, 1947, and became friends with Bob Marley during the boys' childhood years. After leaving The Wailers in 1974, he launched a solo career with 1976's self-produced Blackheart Man. Bunny Wailer remained active throughout the following four decades, releasing career-defining albums like 1980's Sings The Wailers, 1981's Rock'n'Groove, and 1982's Hook, Line & Sinker along the way. His 1989 release, Liberation, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording. One year later, Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley went to Number 9 on Billboard's World Albums Chart and won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording. Bunny Wailer earned additional Grammy Awards for 1995's Crucial! Roots Classics and 1997's Hall Of Fame: A Tribute To Bob Marley's 50th Anniversary, and also appeared on Toots and the Maytals' Grammy-winning True Love in 2004. He suffered a stroke in 2018, not long after releasing his final album, Dub Fi Dub, then suffered a second stroke in 2020. Hospitalized for more than six months, he died on March 2, 2021, at the age of 73.

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