Peter Tosh museum set to open in Kingston this summer

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Peter Tosh

Source: Associated Press

A museum showcasing the life and work of legendary reggae singer, Peter Tosh will be opened to the public this summer.

This after an agreement was struck last week in New York City between Pulse Investments and the Peter Tosh Estate. The museum will be located at the Pulse Centre on Trafalgar Road, which will be renamed Peter Tosh Square upon its opening.

The Peter Tosh museum will showcase some of the artist’s most treasured memorabilia and artefacts, including his M16 guitar, unicycle and a plethora of his recordings dating back to his days with The Wailers. Music lovers will also be able to purchase merchandise from the museum.

The museum deal comes during the 40th anniversary of Tosh’s classic hit, Legalise It. He is also known for classic hits such as Johnny Be Good, Igziabeher, Creation and many more and posthumously won a Best Reggae Album Grammy award for his set, No Nuclear War.

Before his solo career took off, Tosh was known for his time with The Wailers, alongside fellow reggae legends, Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, carving out a litany of hits with the group before leaving the group in 1974 due to issues with the group’s manager, Chris Blackwell.

He was tragically gunned down in September 1987 during a home invasion in Westmoreland. Since then, he has received many posthumous honours for his work, while family members have argued in the past that Tosh should be named a national hero.

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