KINGSTON, Jamaica – Slain reggae legend Peter Tosh is getting some of the same historical treatment in his native Jamaica as the late Bob Marley.
A museum devoted to the life and music of Tosh is opening near the Marley museum that has long been a major tourist attraction in the Jamaican capital. The Tosh museum opens Wednesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the song “Legalize It.”
Tosh widow Marlene Brown said Tuesday that the museum reflects overdue recognition for one of the most important figures of reggae music.
Tosh was one of the founding members of the Wailers along with Bob Marley and later went on to a successful solo career. He was shot and killed during a September 1987 attack on his home by a gang led by an acquaintance.