Bob Marley Biography
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Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley's profile was raised overseas when Eric Clapton had a US number 1 with his cover of "I Shot the Sheriff" in 1974.
Also in 1974, Marley (along with the Barrett brothers) were joined by an American guitarist, Al Anderson and the keyboard player Bernard "Touter" Harvey.
They recorded the Natty Dread
album under the name "Bob Marley and the Wailers".
The I3's (Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt) also sang on this album and Bob subsequently asked them to become members of the band.
Natty Dread outsold the previous 2 albums and gave Marley his first hit single outside of Jamaica, No Woman No Cry.
In 1975 Al Anderson and Bernard Harvey were replaced with Junior Marvin and Tyrone Dowie respectively. Alvin "Secco" Patterson also joined the band as a percussionist.
The band played many prestigious venues, including the Lyceum
in London and the Roxy
in Los Angeles.
In 1976 the band recorded Rastaman Vibration
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