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Peter Tosh Museum to Open in Kingston

Peter Tosh
Written by StephanieK

The newest museum in Kingston will open in the summer of 2016 and honor the late reggae icon Peter Tosh. Tosh was a social activist and advocate for the Rastafari religion as well as a musician. He died during a home invasion in 1987 at the age of 42. Tosh taught himself to play the guitar and keyboard, and he became famous as one of the founding members of the Wailers, along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. These three pioneers of the reggae genre toured the globe for a decade, and then in 1973, Tosh launched a solo career and achieved major success with the album “Legalize It” in 1976. The new Peter Tosh Museum will open at The Pulse Center on Trafalgar Road, where the site will be renamed Peter Tosh Square. The museum will include unique memorabilia and artifacts never before displayed to the public. The M16-shaped guitar Tosh played and his unicycle will be on exhibit, as will previously unreleased video and audio recordings by Tosh. When he died, Tosh left a legacy of many hit tunes and collaborations with musicians like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. He also left a son, Andrew Tosh, who also became a world-renown reggae star. The Peter Tosh Museum is meant to ensure the legendary Jamaican’s legacy as a founding father of reggae.

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