It was then called The Wailers, before it became Bob Marley and the Wailers. Among the three youths who formed the group were Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, and Bunny Livingston, who became Bunny Wailer when he left the group to pursue a solo career in 1974. Peter Tosh also went on his own. Surprisingly, all the three became successful with their music.
Bunny Wailer grew up with Peter Tosh and Bob Marley in Kingston Jamaica. The three began learning to play instruments and singing together, and the group was formed in 1964. The Wailers produced classic albums like "Catch A Fire" and "Burning," but attention always goes to only one member of the group, Bob Marley. Peter Tosh's hard principles and decisions parted him quickly from the group to become a star on his own.
Among the three, Bunny Wailer, despite his talent as an experienced musician, was the less popular one, or say the forgotten hero, a very humble man indeed whose music reflects on his upbringing experience in Jamaica. His album "Black Heart Man" is one of the most acclaimed reggae albums. Tracks like "Fighting Against Conviction," "The Oppressed Song," and "This train" identify Bunny as a talented musician.
It was a big blow to him when Bob Marley died in 1981, then worst of all, when his "brother" Peter Tosh was killed by armed robbers at his home in Jamaica.
In 1996 Bunny Wailer won his third Grammy Award for his tribute to Bob Marley. The tribute album, "Hall of Fame," was released on Ras Records. His passion to live in his country is so great that Bunny has remained in Jamaica.