One of the core members of the band, ‘Wailers’, Peter Tosh was a renowned Jamaican reggae artist. Born Winston Hubert Mclntosh, Tosh was inclined towards music from a very young age. Self-taught keyboardist and guitarist, Peter formed ‘The Wailing Wailers’ band in the year 1964 along with Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley and few others. ‘Simmer Down’ was their first single, which became a hit and they continued to produce hit numbers. Later they started incorporating social and political message into their music. Few years down the line they teamed up with, ‘Lee Perry’ and produced some of the earlier reggae songs like, ‘Small Axe’ and ‘Soul Rebel’. Tosh parted ways with band and established himself as a solo artist. His first solo, ‘Legalize I’ was released in the year 1976 by the CBS record company. The song struck chord almost instantly with the followers of reggae. ‘Equal Rights’ and ‘BushDoctor’ are two other Peter’s famous albums. Tosh’s music, words, lyrics, thoughts and views worked towards bringing positive changes in the society and whose influence can still be felt. We have gathered Peter’s quotes and sayings that convey a powerful message of standing for ones beliefs and integrity.
How old is the sun? Sun not temporary, not chronological. There is the terra-celestial and the celestial. I am celestial, mon. I am here, there and everywhere. I live among men so I must adjust myself. When I go to other planet, I must adjust myself there, too, mon.
Are some flowers more beautiful than others? The garden is beautiful. Do I prefer brother over brother? Comparisons are part of this political world. Where there is one, there is no conflict. Where there is two or more, there is conflict. Two is the devil. Conflict begin with the devil. We count 0 to 1, then back to 0. It is a circle.
Music is a science, it heals depression, it awakens, most people don't know, they just take music for an entertainment, something to dance to, and enjoy yourself and you go to bed and forget it tomorrow, music must never be forgotten, it's like a fountain that keeps on flowing