One of reggae’s most extraordinary 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 fifty years of independence. Set
against a backdrop of 1970s Jamaica, Steppin’
Razor, the Life of Peter Tosh tells the stories behind such hits as “Legalize
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 his volatile
relationships with Bob Marley and Lee “Scratch” Perry. We also see Tosh’s
darker side revealed in tales of the singer’s fascination with the occult, and
told in unprecedented detail is the story of his untimely and tragic demise.
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