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Junior Marvin

Junior Marvin in Santa Monica (2007)
Background information
Birth name Donald Hanson Marvin Kerr Richards Jr
Also known as Junior Hanson, Junior Kerr
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Reggae, Rock, R&B
Occupations Singer-songwriter, author, poet, artist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1969 - Present
Labels Manticore, Island, Universal
Associated acts Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Wailers Band, Hanson, Steve Winwood, Bobby Tench, Rebop Kwaku Baah

Junior Marvin aka Junior Marvin-Hanson, Junior Hanson, Junior Kerr (born Donald Hanson Marvin Kerr Richards Jr) is a Jamaican born guitarist.



He formed his own band Hanson also known as Junior Marvin's Hanson in 1973 and recorded two albums.[1] Marvin met Bob Marley on February 14, 1977 and joined Bob Marley and The Wailers Band.[2] After Bob Marley's death Marvin carried on releasing material under the name The Wailers Band releasing the albums ID, Majestic Warriors, Jah Message, and Live 95-97 My Friends . In 1997 Marvin left the Wailers Band and relocated to Brazil, where he formed a short-lived group called Batuka.[3] Following his return to Jamaica he continued working as a session player. More recently Marvin has toured with Kaliroots and has also toured with The Wailers Band. Marvin has been touring with The Original Wailers since 2009.[4]

Musical timeline







  1. ^ "Hanson (UK)". Retrieved 2009-05-03.  
  2. ^ Moskowitz, David. Bob Marley. p. 40.  
  3. ^ Anderson, Rick. "Junior Marvin". Retrieved 2009-05-03.  
  4. ^ Diaz, Julio (2009-04-24). "The Original Wailers headline festival". Retrieved 2009-05-03.  


  • Moskowitz, David. Bob Marley. Greenwood Publishing Group (2007). ISBN 9780313338793

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