Steppin' Razor: The Life of Peter Tosh

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One of reggae's most extraordiinary stories, the life of Peter Tosh came to an end when he was brutally murdered in 1987.  Now revered second only to Bob Marley among reggae audiences worldwide, Tosh was awarded the Order of Merit as Jamaica celebrated 50 years of independence. Set against a backdrop of 70s Jamaica, here are the stories behind hits like "Legalise It," "Equal Rights," "Get Up Stand Up," and "Johnny B. Goode;" Tosh's famous appearances at the 1978 One Love Peace Concert and his now legendary ...

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Overview

One of reggae's most extraordiinary stories, the life of Peter Tosh came to an end when he was brutally murdered in 1987.  Now revered second only to Bob Marley among reggae audiences worldwide, Tosh was awarded the Order of Merit as Jamaica celebrated 50 years of independence. Set against a backdrop of 70s Jamaica, here are the stories behind hits like "Legalise It," "Equal Rights," "Get Up Stand Up," and "Johnny B. Goode;" Tosh's famous appearances at the 1978 One Love Peace Concert and his now legendary adventures with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Tracing his recording career, we learn of his encounters with Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker, and volatile relationships with Bob Marley and Lee "Scratch" Perry.  Tosh's darker side is also revealed in tales of the singer's fascination with the occult and in unprecedented detail, his untimely and tragic demise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847728364
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 346,301
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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John Masouri is the UK's pre-eminent reggae journalist, having documented the music for over 25 years in Black Echoes and Echoes Magazine, and writing for numerous specialist publications around the world.  His work has also appeared in Mojo, NME and The Guardian.  A frequent contributor to radio and TV documentaries - including the BBC's Arise Black Man: The Peter Tosh Story - he is the co-author of the Guinness Book of Reggae and the Birgin Encyclopedia of Reggae.  He is the author of  Wailing Blues: The Story of Bob Marley's Wailers.

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