Artist Hall of Fame

Featured Burning Spear
Burning SpearText by Jeremy Collingwood
Date Added: Feb 17, 2011
Date Updated: May 17, 2019
Real Name Winston Rodney
Born Jan 1, 1970
Place of Birth Jamaica St. Ann’s
Related Artist(s) Bob Marley, Wailers
Aston Familyman Barrett
Winston Rodney – aka The Burning Spear – stands as one of Reggae’s few Elder statesman’s. He not only still Tours and releases music, but also runs his own label and web site. Famed for his chanting prophet vocals, which resonate to arcane melodies from the Old Testament. In the late 1970’s he was rightly spoken of in the same breath as Bob Marley: indeed there are many that rate some of Rodney’s UK appearances ahead of the more famous Bob Marley Live at the Lyceum gig.