Friday, 27 July 2012

The Circle Completed.



Above is Bunny Wailer, sitting on the terrace of my Brighton house.

Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley were raised together; they were step-brothers. Bunny was an original member of The Wailers, and is one of the last few remaining 'fathers of ska/reggae'.

Recently my oldest son phoned to say that Bob Marley's son was staying at his North London hotel. And, as he was just off to welcome Marley Jnr to the hotel, he asked me to remind him about Bunny.

My good friend John Masouri (who lives in my Brighton house) is a world expert on reggae music and his recent book 'The story of Bob Marley's Wailers' is a definitive work on the subject. John knows EVERYONE in the world of Reggae.

So, oldest son mentioned me, mentioned John, and mentioned Bunny, and an instant bond was cemented.

Strange how circles become completed. I hope he gets a free ticket to see the show.

Photo: © Catherine Gillo. 


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13 comments:

  1. Eee your a dark 'orse, Cro!
    I love Ska, think I might start the day with some . . . wake the kids up!
    Nice post x

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    1. It's my favourite; especially instrumental Ska!

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  2. Ah, Bunny Wailer - I knew his sister, briefly, Bunny Boiler ...

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  3. It is strange how circles complete themselves. We don't realise the world is so small...

    Love The Owl Woods comment!

    Anna :o]

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  4. We get reminded every day what a really small world it is.

    Your son is a very lucky man to have such an interesting dad.

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    1. I'm not interesting, it's all those around me who are!

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  5. How lovely! And how lovely to finally find a post that is not Olympics orientated - the first I've found today. ;)

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  6. I'm beginning to think you should consider writing your memoirs. You've certainly known some interesting people. Sure is a small world.

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  7. I love to hear things like that.

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  8. great story -- it really is such a small world. i wish more of us would remember that more of the time. what a light-filled face bunny has -- looks as though he would be great company.

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  9. The photo is of Aston Familyman

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