UW Tacoma student Marissa Edwards chose to explore the Tacoma rock band ‘The Fabulous Wailers’ for her research project in the Musical History of Tacoma course.
Learn more by reading Marissa’s research paper, or exploring her very informative PowerPoint slides!
Does anyone know where the Wailers played their earliest gigs. I remember hearing Kent Morrill play with an earlier group (the Nightcaps?). When I heard that he was playing in a group called the Wailers, I convinced my classmates to audition them for a dance at Bellarmine HS. Impressed with them, we hired them for a dance, and they were great. At that time live bands were banned at Tacoma’s public high schools, so Bellarmine got a great turnout.