Born in Jamaica, Junior Marvin moved to London as a child, where his love of both acting and music was nurtured. He appeared in the Beatles’ film “Help”, which was followed by a number of other television appearances. Meanwhile, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in America by playing with the likes of Blues Legend T-Bone Walker and Ike & Tina Turner.
In 1977 Junior was invited to join both Stevie Wonder & Bob Marley & The Wailers. During this time, Junior Marvin work closely with, electrical engineer and inventor, Roger Mayer, who helped Jimi Hendrix develop his unique guitar sound. Junior Marvin’s guitar playing on songs such as; “The Heathen”, “Waiting in Vain”, “Jammin”, “Could You Be Loved”, and “Exodus”, to name a few, memorably enhanced the songs in the way they were looking for, which contributed to the success of them becoming some of their biggest hits. “Exodus” was Junior’s first album with Marley and The Wailers and it was voted, “Best Album of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine.
He is on all Bob Marley and The Wailers Albums/CDs since that time. Since Bob’s passing, in 1981, Junior has put out four CDs with The Wailers, continuing on with the message and music as Bob Marley asked him to do. He was Lead Guitarist and Vocalist of The Wailers and then of The Original Wailers up until 2011. Junior can also be found on CDs with Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Bunny Wailer, Israel Vibrations, Culture, The Meditations, Beres Hammond, The Congos, O.A.R. and SOJA.