Bunny Wailer speaks from London, May 1973

An interesting article from the May 12, 1973 issue of NME by Sebastian Clarke which finds the Wailers on their 1973 tour of England.  Noteworthy because it is the only published interview with Bunny Wailer on this his first and last proper tour with The Wailers.  Click on the article to open in ISSUU.

At 26 years old Bunny speaks with the wisdom and seriousness of an elder.  I am struck by the weight of his words and also by his discipline.  He chooses his words carefully and conveys his message using as few as possible, a skill possessed by few 26-year olds traveling the world for the first time.

“Haile Selassie is the foundation of our music.  We get inspiration through the divine spirit of Haile Selassie.  So when we talk of music, he is the first sound.  Through him we sing, and anything we do in music will be exalting him and his work.”


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