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AN OCTOBER 5 FUNERAL IN LONDON, FOR FORMER WAILERS KEYBOARDIST EARL “WYA” LINDO!

The thanksgiving service for the life of former Wailers keyboardist Earl ‘Wya ‘ Lindo takes place on Thursday in London.

Lindo died at a London hospital on September 4 at age 64, from acute cardiac failure and arrhythmia.

A press release from The Wailers said the service will be held at Ruach City Church in Brixton Hill. Interment follows at Lambeth Cemetery in Brixton.

Earl Lindo & Bob Marley

Earl Lindo & Bob Marley

Lindo started as a session musician while still a student at Excelsior High School in the early 1970’s. He launched his recording career at Studio One; some of the songs he played on during that period were Dennis Brown’s Money in my Pocket, produced by Derrick Harriott, and Games People Play by Bob Andy, which was produced by Federal Records.

He became an in-demand session player with the Now Generation Band, the house unit at Federal Records. That band included fellow keyboardist Robbie Lyn, the Chung brothers, Mikey and Geoffrey and drummer Mikey ‘Boo’ Richards who would also tour with The Wailers.

Earl 'Wya' Lindo

Earl ‘Wya’ Lindo

Lindo recorded and toured with Marley during the 1970’s when the singer’s career took off internationally. He played on Burnin’ and Survival, two of Marley’s albums for Island Records.

Lindo last played with The Wailers in March in London when the group toured the United Kingdom.

Howard Campbell—

 

 

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