A great Jamaican musician, Rastafari and marijuana legalization supporter.
Peter Tosh (1948 – 1987) is considered to be the second most popular Jamaican reggae musician, Rastafari and supporter of legalization after Bob Marley. Tosh was an influential musician starting from his beginnings with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer in the Wailing Wailers, when they pioneered the early beginnings of reggae, then to just The Wailers and to an impressive solo carrier that lasted over 13 years. He was the author of many Wailers and Bob Marley hits including the hugely famous songs like Get Up, Stand Up, 400 Years and No Sympathy. He was also a supporter of marijuana legalization often lecturing about the benefits of cannabis and even lighting up splifs at his shows.
Despite his success, the life of Peter Tosh ended with a drama, he was shot dead at his house during a robbery by local criminals, just days after he returned from a musical tour and months after he got a Grammy for best reggae album. A very sad end for a remarkable musician, who left us his legendary Legalize It record.