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(This page is about the reggae group with Bob Marley. For the garage rock band of the same name, see Wailers(2)).

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Stir It Up - Old Grey Whistle Test

Stir It Up, Old Grey Whistle Test, 1973

Bob Marley & The Wailers were a Jamaican reggae, ska and rocksteady band formed by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer in 1963. Additional members were Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, Cherry Smith and Aston and Carlton Barrett. The band came to an end with the death of Bob Marley in 1981 ... (read more at Wikipedia)

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Bob Marley & The Wailers embarked on their first proper tour of the UK in May 1973 to play shows in support of their debut album for Island Records, 'Catch A Fire'. Their very first performance in the UK was a live in-studio gig for John Peel’s Top Gear Radio Show. The band did another session for Peel's show 6 months later.


Two sessions. No known commercial release.

1. Recorded: 1973-05-01 First Broadcast: 15 May 1973. Repeated: 24 July 1973, 14 July 1980, 11 June 1981

  • Slave Driver / Rasta Man / Concrete Jungle

2. Recorded: 1973-11-26. Broadcast: 25 December 1973. Repeated: 11 June 1981

  • Kinky Reggae / Can't Blame The Youth / Get Up Stand Up

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