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TOSH, Peter

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Date of Birth: 19/10/1944

"Legalize it!" (debut album "Legalise it!").


Peter Tosh, Jamaican Afro-American guitarist, singer and composer. Born October 19, 1944. in Kingston, was killed in the same September 11, 1987


His real name - Peter Maxwell McIntosh. Unlike his friend and colleague Bob Marley, he was completely black, without any admixture of other blood. This joyous fact imposed a heavy imprint on all his work. Together with Bob Marley and Bunny Livingston was a member of the legendary The Wailers and, accordingly, co-author of no less than legendary reggeynyh anthems "Get Up Stand Up", "One Foundation" and "400 years".


. The final break with Marley occurred in 1973
. on a political platform. Being by nature a radical, Peter in his songs direct and open language demanded the legalization of marijuana and the overthrow of white. His solo songs "Legalise it" and "Mark of the beast" were banned by the rotation and in Jamaica, and in America, but have become underground hits worldwide. Fighting force reggae music against violence and racism, Tosh has amassed among whites, not only enemies, but friends. In 1978. it invites Cooperation Jagger and Richard, and he now comes to rollingovskom label. Albums "Bush doctor" (1978) and "Mystic man" (1979) not only recognized as the best in his work, but the strongest way influenced the formation of reggae culture in England.


. Thanks Toshu Jamaican motifs appeared and became common in the repertoire of post-pankerov and groups of "new wave"
. In the early 80-ies. in creativity Tosha increasingly emerges lyrical element (a sensational duet with Gwen Guthrie's "Nothing but love"). He returned home in Kingston, where he works on a new album and is trying to revive in the new as "The Wailers". Album was released only after his tragic death, in September 1987. Tosh was killed defending his home from invasion robber armed with a knife. Ordodoksalnye Rastafarian and still revere him as a guru, but in the world of reggae music think the figure of an order of magnitude higher than Bob Marley.


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