Bob Marley 

Bob Marley & The Wailers

   The three remaining members continued writing music together and eventually added many new members to the group.  Junior Marvin and Al Anderson came to the group to play lead guitar, Tyrone Downie and Earl Lindo played the keyboards, and Alvin Patterson was a percussionist. The "I Threes, who were a female vocal trio consisting of Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, and Marley's wife, Rita, provided backing vocals. In 1975 the group began recording music as “Bob Marley and the Wailers” and had their first international breakthrough when they released the album “Natty Dread” which had the hit single "No Woman, No Cry". A year later the group created the album “Rastaman Vibration” which spent four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. Bob Marley left Jamaica at the end of 1976 to England, where he live for two years and recorded the albums “Exodus” and “Kaya”. “Exodus” was a hit and stayed on the British album charts for 56 consecutive weeks. In 1978 Marley moved back to Jamaica and performed at a political concert, the “One Love Peace Concert”, which was an effort to calm warring parties. The “Uprising” album released in 1980 was Bob Marley's final studio album, and was also one of his most religious productions, including "Redemption Song" and "Forever Loving Jah". In 1983 the “Confrontation album was released which contained unreleased material recorded during Marley's lifetime, including the hit single "Buffalo Soldier". Under the name “Bob Marley and the Wailers” eleven albums were released, four live albums and seven studio albums. Between 1973 and 1980, the group made nine tours all around the world.