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Bob Marley’s bassist, Aston Barrett dies at age 77

Aston Barrett, eminent as the bassist for the incredible reggae band Bob Marley and the Wailers, has died at 77 years old.


Referred to tenderly as "Family Man," Barrett, brought into the world in 1946 and brought up in Kingston, Jamaica, assumed a critical part in the improvement of reggae music.

His family affirmed his destruction, refering to a "long clinical fight" without determining subtleties. Barrett was a key figure in the development of reggae. He contributed to almost all of the Wailers' albums and worked with Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, and many other artists.


In a virtual entertainment post on Saturday, Barrett's child, Aston Barrett Jr, shared the declaration of his dad's passing.

"We share the news of the passing of our beloved Aston "Familyman" Barrett after a long medical battle with the heaviest of hearts."

Aston Barrett at first rose to conspicuousness as a feature of the Upsetters, the supporting band for reggae pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry.



In 1974, he turned into an individual from Bounce Marley's band.

His bass commitments assumed a urgent part in various Mourners hits, including however not restricted to "I Shot the Sheriff," "Get Up Stand Up," "Work It Up," "Sticking," "No Lady, No Cry," and "Might You at some point Be Love."


"The drum, it is the heartbeat, and the bass, it is the spine," Barrett once said. " The music will have a bad back if the bass isn't right, and it will be crippled.

In 1981, Sway Marley died at 36 years old because of disease. The Grievers proceeded to perform, changing around their arrangement and utilizing various entertainers to supplant Marley.


Barrett told the BBC in 2013 that he had fathered 23 girls and 18 children. " I'm the family man," he said. " I'm gifted with 41 [children]."

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