ESTABLISHING THE PETER TOSH LEGACY, BOTH ONLINE AND OFFLINE
Tosh hit the global charts with the classic-soul cover “Walk, Don’t Look Back,” his smash duet with Mick Jagger (and became the first artist to sign with Rolling Stone Records), and was awarded a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Reggae Performance in 1987 for “No Nuclear War” – just months after he was murdered in a controversial home-invasion robbery. Though his life was ended by violence, Peter's star shone brighter in the ensuing years. “Truth has been branded outlaw and illegal,” Tosh’s voice declared on an audio recording found after his death.
“It is dangerous to have the truth in your possession. You can be found guilty and sentenced to death.” Peter example, as both artist & activist, continues to inspire creators and idealists around the world. He was and is a true leader whose music and message inspires the world.
The Peter Tosh Museum officially opened to the public on November 1st, 2016, in New Kingston, Jamaica
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon-Frid: 9:30am to 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am to 6:00pm, Sun: closed
Visit The Peter Tosh Museum
@ The Pulse Center
38a Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, Jamaica. Admission
Prices: - US $20
J $2,000, J $1,000 for children, J $500 for students w/ ID in groups of 10 or more. The Peter Tosh Museum is a joint venture of the Peter Tosh Estate, Kingsley Cooper, and Chairman of Pulse Investments & Andrea Marlene Brown.
The Peter Tosh Museum showcases personal artifacts including tour jackets, Tosh’s passports, telephone and radio, audio and video recordings featuring the superstar, as well as his famed M16 guitar and beloved unicycle- giving fans a fascinating and introspective look into the life of one of Jamaica’s most celebrated figures.
THE PETER TOSH MUSEUM - GRAND OPENING EVENT
One of the most prolific, talented, and acclaimed musicians of all-time, Peter Tosh is a platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning musical legend. A founding member of The Wailers, and Jamaican Order of Merit recipient, Tosh used his music as a platform to advocate for equal rights and was a pioneer for cannabis legalization.
Peter Tosh's work trumpeted freedom and the struggle against injustice. Peter emphasized the connection between music and revolution by toting a guitar in the shape of an M-16 rifle. Hounded, beaten and jailed by Jamaican authorities, Peter never backed down or soft-pedaled his views, but he often expressed those views with humor and was capable of lighthearted surprise as much as full-voiced outrage.