Peter Tosh to be honoured with new museum in Kingston, Jamaica
Reggae lovers and fans of the late icon Peter Tosh will be able to see a collection of fascinating memorabilia and artefacts in the Peter Tosh Museum that is set to be opened this summer in Kingston, Jamaica.
The museum will be located at The Pulse Centre on Trafalgar Road, to be renamed the Peter Tosh Square.
The Gleaner reports that the landmark agreement to open the museum was signed last week at the Jamaican Consulate in New York City, between the Peter Tosh Estate and popular model agency Pulse Investments.
The museum will feature intriguing audio and video recording of the late reggae star as well as other unique items owned by Tosh.
Tosh's famous M16 guitar and his beloved unicycle that became one of his favourite means of transportation, are two of the artefacts that are expected to draw significant attention.
Fans will also be able to see some Tosh artefacts that have never been displayed publicly before and will get the opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise at the museum.
Peter Tosh (born Winston Hubert McIntosh), Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, was one of the core founders of the world-famous reggae band The Wailers.
He later established himself as a successful solo artiste and a promoter of Rastafari.
Known as a non-conformist, Tosh is recognized as one who campaigned for the abolition of apartheid in South Africa and for legalisation of Marijuana.
This year's opening of the Peter Tosh Museum is seen as symbolic as and it comes on the 40th anniversary of the release of the classic and prophetic hit single, Legalise It.