28 Years Ago Today Reggae Legend Peter Tosh Shot Dead (Check Live at Montreux ’79)

28 years ago today (9/11/87), founding member of The Wailers Peter Tosh was shot dead at age 42 at his home in Kingston Jamaica by armed robbers. Tosh began recording and released his solo debut, Legalize It, in 1976.  The title track soon became popular among endorsers of marijuana legalization, reggae music lovers and Rastafari all over the world. His second album Equal Rights followed in 1977 and a series of other solo releases followed. Check this video of performance from Live at Montreaux in 1979.

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  1. You know something, Peter thought me to be myself. He thought me to be steadfast. Peter thought me to look inwards. To stand firm in what I believe. He will forever remain as one of my greatest teachers. Simply put, I love you Peter. You are indeed and action a grand master. Rastafari

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