Earl "Wire" Lindo
born on 7/1/1953 in Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica
died on 4/9/2017 in London, England, United Kingdom
Alias Earl Lindo
Links www.allmusic.com (English)
Earl "Wire" Lindo (sometimes referred to as "Wya") is a Jamaican reggae musician, born 7 January 1953. He is a member of The Wailers and has collaborated with numerous reggae artists including Burning Spear.
Earl "Wire" Lindo began his career with the Wailers in 1972. While attending Excelsior High School in Jamaica. Lindo played organ in the band Now Generation. Aston "Familyman" Barrett heard "Wya" and recommended him to play for a Saturday afternoon television program called "Where It's At" on JBC. On the show he played with Tommy McCook, saxophone player for the Skatalites, and Upsetters/Hippie Boys guitar player Alva Lewis. He also spent his early days working at Coxsone Dodd's Studio One, Jamaica's most prolific recording label, where he played on innumerable recordings with every star Jamaica has to offer. In 1972 he was invited to join the Wailers where he has stayed ever since.
Lindo can be heard on an album credited to the Impact All-Stars. Released in 1975, the album is a collection of dub tracks recorded at Randy's Studio 17.
Today Earl Lindo resides with his wife Cleopatra Rosemary, and two daughters Kyan and Kaleigh in London, England.
- Harris, Craig. [Earl Lindo at All Music Guide Biography: Impact All-Stars]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 18 June 2010.