Burning Spear

Winston “Burning Spear” Rodney was born in 1948 in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, home to both his main inspiration, black leader Marcus Garvey, and also to his best-known peer in the reggae music industry, Bob Marley. According to Spear it was Marley himself who brought him to the attention of producer Clement ‘Coxson’ Dodd at Studio One, where his earliest recordings were created in 1969. He took his stage name from inspirational African leader Jomo Kenyatta, known in Kenya as The Burning Spear. From the beginning Spear had the sound we now define as roots reggae, and he, along with groups... Read More

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