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Peter Tosh

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Bob Marley with a Bullet

Report and Interview by Ed McCormack, Rolling Stone, 12 August 1976

Man to man is so unjust You don't know who to trust... Who the cap fit Let them wear it — 'Who ...

Peter Tosh: The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 28 August 1976

'Legalise it' says roots rock reggae hero Pete Tosh 'Yeah!' says Sounds gal VIVIEN GOLDMAN 'Evenin' all' says the man from the drugs squad ...

Reggae: Black Punks On 'Erb

Report and Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 16 October 1976

"Youth is the first thing that hits you about the musicians...reggae is still a young music, further progress is made every day."                                             * ...

Tosh Spreads the Message

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 13 November 1976

"REGGAE IS black. It was held back but you can't keep a good man down. It was just a manifestation but it had to happen. ...

Jamaica: The Young Lion Roars – The JA Connexion Part 2

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 3 June 1978

SURROUNDED on three sides by a raw, harshly primal terrain that combines austere Bronte-evoking moorland with a dense near-Northern Californian verdancy, the Jamaican Tourist Board ...

Peter Tosh: The Bush Doctor's Dilemma

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 9 December 1978

GAME-RULES for life: tall people have a natural advantage. Or look at it this way: tall people stand out. They're obvious targets. If you're very ...

Peter Tosh: Rainbow Theatre/Venue, London

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 16 December 1978

Tosh in monotone ...

Peter Tosh: He's The Toughest

Interview by Barbara Charone, Creem, March 1979

If anybody can bring reggae music to the rest of the world, especially America, then Peter's the one to do it along with Bob Marley. ...

Peter Tosh: Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 17 March 1979

A LONG LINE snaked round the corner from the squalid end of Santa Monica Boulevard. Disinterested-looking cops in riot helmets were scattered all around. People ...

Peter Tosh: Mystic Man

Review by Simon Frith, Melody Maker, 23 June 1979

I ALMOST didn't make it through the title-track. Two female trios do the I Threes jobs for Tosh, and here their effect is extra-irritating. They ...

Peter Tosh: The Bush Doctor is in

Interview by Howard Wuelfing, Unicorn Times, August 1979

  FIRST TACTICAL error: having arranged earlier in the day to meet with a long admired reggae legend at a given place and hour, I trust ...

A Tiff with Tosh

Report and Interview by Lloyd Bradley, New Musical Express, 21 May 1981

AFTER A wait of nearly a quarter of an hour, I was admitted to the hotel room to find the subject of my journey loudly, ...

The Words and Works of Bob Marley and the Wailers

Special Feature by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 6 June 1981

THE DEATH of Bob Marley last month robbed reggae music of its foremost ambassador, the man who more than any had turned outside ears and ...

Peter Tosh: The Stepping Razor

Interview by Peter Murphy (British), International Musician & Recording World, July 1981

PETER TOSH has a self-made reputation as a hardman. His songs proclaim, "I'm the toughest", "I'm a Stepping Razor...I'm dangerous". He also has a habit ...

Peter Tosh: Tosh

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, July 1981

PETER TOSH was in London for two days to promote his new album, Wanted Dread And Alive. ...

Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, The Melodians, Leslie Kong: Reggae Albums

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, November 1981

Peter Tosh: Wanted Dread And Alive (Rolling Stones Records/EMI America) The "King" Kong Compilation (Mango) Melodians: Sweet Sensation (Mango) Black Uhuru: Red (Mango) ...

Peter Tosh and Dennis Brown: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 24 August 1983


Peter Tosh: Peter Be Good Tonight!

Interview by Richard Grabel, Creem, November 1983

NEW YORK — Peter Tosh's new album Mama Africa is the strongest he's made in years. Aside from its clever reggae reworking of 'Johnny B. ...

Reggae: Can The Beat Go On?

Comment by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 27 September 1987

THE DEATH OF Peter Tosh, gunned down Sept 11 at his Kingston, Jamaica, home during an apparent robbery, is only the latest tragedy in the ...

Reggae great Peter Tosh murdered

Report by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 22 October 1987

THE REGGAE star Peter Tosh, a founding member of the Wailers, was gunned down during an apparent robbery when three men invaded his home near ...

Peter Tosh: 'Volatile'

Obituary by Lloyd Bradley, Q, November 1987

Bitter, violent, a few bricks short of the load, Peter Tosh was a hard man to love. Lloyd Bradley investigates the gangland connections that resulted ...

Andrew Tosh Shoulders Reggae Legacy

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 7 April 1988

"YEAH, I ALWAYS think that I might be a target," said Andrew Tosh, son of gunned-down reggae star Peter Tosh. "I keep a good watch ...

The Wailers: Pirates Yes They Rob I

Report and Interview by Larry Jaffee, Vibe, March 1994

Three decades after cutting his first record, Bob Marley still ranks as one of the most exploited artists in the history of recorded music. Larry ...

Shot! Reggae Cinema

Guide by Kieron Tyler, Q Classic, 2015

Author's note, 2020: The Harder They Come, conspicuous by its absence from this list, was not included, since it was the subject of a feature ...

Top 10 Gigs

Memoir by Paul Wellings, Louder Than War, June 2021

10. The Good, The Bad And The Queen, Rock Against Racism 30th anniversary, Victoria Park, London. 2008 I went to the original RAR gigs and ...

see also Bob Marley & the Wailers


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