Fans of militant Jamaican reggae singer Peter Tosh will pay tribute to one of the most significant Black singers of the 20th Century who would be 67 next week. Regarded as one of the great, militant musicians of all time, with songs such as ‘No Nuclear War’, the Grammy-winning activist, born Winston Hubert McIntosh in Grange Hill, western Jamaica on Oct. 19, 1944, He later went on to Kingston, where he met Robert Nesta (Bob) Marley and Neville O’Reilly “Bunny” Livingston, who had similar musical dreams.
They joined forces to found the famous “Wailing Wailers” and the rest is history. Others members of the group were Beverly Kelso and Junior Braithwaite, who complemented The Original Wailers. They gave dignity and hope with music to so many in their homeland and far beyond.
Tosh was a musical freedom fighter who never compromised his lyrics in dealing with the struggle. He was the voice that spoke for the African and summed it all up with the song: “No matter where you come from, as long as you’re a Black Man you are an African.”
The best thing he should be remembered for, was that he was Afrocentric and his spirit was always about Black consciousness.
Jamaica International Broadcasting, USA is engaged in promoting the 67th birthday anniversary of the Jamaican legendary hero and renowned reggae superstar.
A WRNN-TV special will be aired 10:00 p.m. to ll:00 p.m. within the tri-state area on Wednesday, Oct. 19 on Radio Station WPAT 930AM and also on: WVIP 93.5FM, WWRL 1600AM, WBAI 99.5FM and World Cable RNN TV and CIN TV.