Sunday, 19 October 2014

70th birthday of Peter Tosh

(Born 19 October 1944, Grange Hill, Jamaica)
Celebrated self-developed musician and Rastafarian who plays a seminal role, beginning in the 1960s, to transform reggae, Jamaica-originated music genre, into an international cultural movement engaged in opposition to all forms of oppression and for the promotion of a fairer, equal forms of human relations, offering his prodigious compositional output to the goal, especially: “Get Up, Stand Up”, “400 Years”, “Equal Rights”, “Love”, “No Sympathy”, “Mama Africa”, “No Nuclear War”, “Africa”, “African”, “Here Comes the Sun”, “Sun Valley”, “Creation”, “Oppressor Man”, “(You Gotta Walk And) Don’t Look Back”, “Vampire”, “Apartheid”, “Why Must I Cry?”, “Go Tell it on The Mountain”, “You Can’t Fool Me Again”, “Keep on Moving”

(Peter Tosh and 14-piece band, “Get Up, Stand Up” [Tosh and Bob Marley composition]; recorded: Randy’s Studio, Kingston, Jamaica, 1977)
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