Garth Dennis: From Then Till Now (The Interview)

by Jun 14, 2022Articles, Interview

Garth Dennis Interview


Garth Dennis (born 2 December 1949) was a founding member of Grammy-nominated Black Uhuru and later a member of The Wailing Souls for ten years before returning to Black Uhuru in the mid-1980s. He also recorded as a solo artist. He died from complications of pneumonia on 9 December 2021 at Kaiser Hospital in Ontario, California. He was 72 years old.

Garth Dennis pulled up to the Entertainment Report Podcast for a conversation about his career. Garth Dennis spoke about growing up in Trench Town, his sister Joey Dennis, meeting a young Bob Marley, getting mentored by Joe Higgs, forming the original Black Uhuru with Don Carlos and Duckie Simpson, leaving Black Uhuru to join The Wailing Souls, working with Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes, the lawsuit over the Black Uhuru name, and his first solo album Trenchtown 19 3rd Street, which featured Sly Dunbar and Carlton “Santa” Davis.

(Interview by kind permission of

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Garth Dennis – Marijuana


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