Legend is a compilation album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, released in 1984 by Island Records. It is a greatest hits collection of singles in its original vinyl format, and the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 13 million copies sold in the United States and approximately 25 million copies sold globally. In 2003, the album was ranked number 46 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear.
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The Wailers Band are a reggae band formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers, following the death of Bob Marley in 1981.
The Wailers started as Bob Marley, Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh. Following the demise of The Wailers, Bob Marley proceeded with his group Bob Marley & The Wailers, with the Wailers Band as the backing band, and the I Threes as backup vocalists. The Wailers Band consisted of among others bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett and his brother, drummer Carlton (Carlie) Barrett, who had been members of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s studio band, The Upsetters, with whom The Wailers had recorded some of their most notable songs.
After the death of Bob Marley in 1981, the Wailers Band was led by Junior Marvin and Aston Barrett.
The band continues to play live in concert, and in 2006 they played on 311’s Summer Unity tour along with Pepper. In 2010, they toured again with 311, mostly focusing on the Pacific Northwest of the USA. As of 2006 the lineup included: Koolant Brown on lead vocals, Aston “Family Man” Barrett on bass, Keith Sterling on keys, Drummie Zeb on drums, Audley Chisholm on rhythm guitar and Cegee Victory on background vocals.
In 2008 former Wailers Junior Marvin and Al Anderson began touring in a band called The Original Wailers.
In 2014 The Wailers embarked on the worldwide “Legend Tour 2014”. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Legend, the best selling reggae album of all time, the band recreated the classic album in its entirety. – Wikipedia