184. Peter Tosh

Often when a band breaks up, a breakthrough star will emerge leaving the others in his/her wake. In the case of the Wailers, Bob Marley was the artist that broke through leaving the others far behind. Had Marley not broke through to the stratosphere, could it have been possible that the solo career of Peter Tosh may have gotten more attention?   It was not that Tosh was an unknown, he was far from that. With some help from the Rolling Stones, Tosh gained American exposure as well as a taste of international stardom. Unlike Marley, Tosh was not exploring the melodies and subtleties of his beliefs. Tosh’s approach was harsh and direct. His staunch voice about his political and social beliefs won him many fans among the people and if any Reggae star was a man of his people it truly was Peter Tosh. With the induction of the…
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