[Many thanks to Rod Fusco for bringing this item to our attention.] Associated Press reports that a new museum devoted to the life and music of Tosh opened today in Kingston, Jamaica, to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the song “Legalize It.” A tribute concert museum will be held Saturday at the museum site. It will feature Tosh’s son, Andrew; and grandson Dre Tosh and his Word, Sound and Power band.
The Tosh museum opens Wednesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the song “Legalize It” and includes exhibits such as a guitar shaped like an assault rifle that he frequently used, as well as his unicycle.
Tosh received his country’s highest honor, the Order of Merit, posthumously in 2012 but has been less heralded in his native land than Marley.
[. . .] Tosh was among founding members of what was originally known in 1964 as the Wailing Wailers, along with Marley, Bunny Livingston and Junior Braithwaite. The band was later called simply “The Wailers.” Tosh went on to have a successful solo career, which included some songs now considered classics such as reggae version of “Johnny B. Goode” and “(You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back,” which he recorded with The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger. [. . .]
For photo and more information, see http://www.dre1allianceent.com/peter-tosh-to-be-honoured-with-new-museum-this-summer/