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Letter of the Day | Bunny Wailer’s passing marks the end of an era

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:06 AM
Bunny Wailer.
Bunny Wailer.

THE EDITOR, Madam:

I am saddened by news of the death of Jamaica’s musical giant Neville ‘Bunny Wailer’ Livingston.

The passing of Bunny Wailer, the last member of the original group, the Wailing Wailers, signals the closing of an era in Jamaica’s modern musical experience.

Along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, he was a pioneer in the establishment and promotion of Jamaica’s music around the globe. Bunny Wailer was one of the nation’s culturally grounded and aspiring youth, who was committed to equal rights and justice for all people, and was especially passionate about Jamaicans and people of African descent.

With the recent passing of Ewart ‘U-Roy’ Beckford and now Bunny Wailer, we have indeed come to the end of an era in the development of our music.

My condolences to the Livingston family, friends and associates.

DR PETER PHILLIPS

Member of Parliament for East Central St Andrew

F ormer Leader of the Opposition