Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration
From: Thursday, October 18 2007, 7:00 pm
to: Friday, October 19 2007, 6:59 pm
The Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration takes place each year in Savanna-la-mar, featuring musical selections relating to the great man from local artists and images from his life shown on a big screen.
Forever mindful of the impact that their musicians have made on the musical landscape, Jamaicans annually honour their musical heroes. Peter Tosh, former bandmate of Bob Marley, is one of those remembered each year.
Peter Tosh was born Winston Hubert McIntosh on 19 October 1944 in Grange Hill, Westmoreland, Jamaica. A founding member of the Wailers, he later went on to an outstanding solo career, releasing a wealth of material.
Tosh played guitar, melodica, piano and organ on many of the Wailers' early tracks. By 1973, he decided to pursue a solo career. Legalize It was his debut in 1976, remaking many of his earlier Jamaican recordings and giving momentum to the pro-marijuana movement.
Much of Tosh's career was interspersed with skirmishes with the authorities. In 1987 he was assassinated by three gunmen at his home. For years, his memory has been kept alive with a variety of events both in Jamaica and Miami.