Earl "Wire" Lindo aka "Wya" (7 January 1953 - 4 September 2017) was a Jamaican reggae musician. He played keyboards (piano, rhodes piano, organ, clavinet, synthesizers, mellotron) and guitar. He was 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.
Earl Lindo resided with his wife Cleopatra Rosemary, and two daughters Kyan and Kaleigh in London, England.
Also known as:
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