Are you aware of the fact that February is reggae month because the King of this music genre, Bob Marley, and the Crown Prince, Dennis Brown, were both born in it? Well, now you do! Apart from Marley and Brown, the list of top reggae musicians that the world has ever seen comes with some other big names.
Here are other legendary reggae musicians that you should know.
Bunny Wailer, who won three Grammy Awards, was a talented reggae musician and songwriter who was among the original members of The Wailers. The latter was a reggae band he formed together with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Wailer passed on in 2021 when he was 73.
Burning Spear, whose real name is Winston Rodney, has won two Grammy Awards so far for the Best Reggae Album. This popular Jamaican-born reggae musician has countless fans worldwide and takes pride in connecting with some of them during his tours.
Even though Desmond Dekker died in 2006, millions of reggae enthusiasts globally still appreciate his significant contribution to the industry. Some of his hit songs include “Israelites” “It Mek” and “007 (Shanty Town)”.
More great reggae musicians are:
- Steel Pulse
- Damian Marley
- Toots and the Maytals