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The Wailers Stop in Brooklyn on Tour Celebrating 'Legend' 30th Anniversary

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They lost their iconic front man decades ago, but the reggae band known as the Wailers never stopped touring. This week they stopped in Brooklyn to play some of Bob Marley's greatest hits. NY1's Ruschell Boone filed the following report.

The Wailers were definitely feeling the love, because as the Jamaican saying goes, 'there was 'nuff niceness' inside the Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday night as fans of Bob Marley and the Wailers rocked out to a performance of the group's iconic "Legend" album.

"I've had it since childhood. One of my first albums—so good," says one fan.

"Legend" is the best-selling reggae album of all time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its release, the group that now carries the Wailers name is touring and performing the album in its entirety.

The anchor of the band is bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett, the only original Wailers member. The Wailers continued to tour the world with new performers after other members left the band, and Bob Marley died in 1981. Barrett has been at it for 40 years.

"We never left them and they never left us," Barrett says.

Besides Bob Marley, the original members included his vocal partners Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh. Today, the band is a mix of young and older performers. Dwayne "Danglin" Anglin is the lead singer. He started touring with the band 4 years ago.

"And it's been a great learning experience for me as an artist. It's definitely a humbling and a privileged position to be in, be a part of this legacy of Bob Marley and the Wailers, one of the most celebrated bands in the world," says Anglin.

Reggae has evolved into an art form called Dance Hall, but for many fans around the world, Reggae music is defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers.

"We keep the legend going and playing all their favorite songs, promoting the catalog of Bob Marley and The Wailers year in year out," says Barrett.

And if you are a Wailers fan, the group will be back in New York on May 23 for a concert at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, Long Island.

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