Peter Tosh – I Am That I Am / Jamaica

Together with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer Peter Tosh formed the vocalist band The Wailing Wailers in 1963 playing/singing Ska and Rocksteady before the new genre called Reggae emerged.

Peter’s real name was Winston Hubert Macintosh and he came from the small town of Petersfield. It was when he moved (1957) to the Kingston neighborhood called Trenchtown that he learned how to play the guitar and later met his future band brethren.

Peter was a tall man (195 centimeters or roughly 6.6 feet) and often got into fights as he couldn’t stand bullies. This is clearly reflected in his rebel attitude which also shows in his lyrics.

He released his first solo album in 1976 and was tragically shot in the head twice (1987) after having been held hostage in his own home by a thug called Dennis “Leppo” Lobban who demanded he pay a large sum of money for his release.

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations,

neither are you here to live up to mine”

Today you can visit his mausoleum in Bluefields, Jamaica (

Here is a photo post inspired by the lyrics of Peter Tosh.



About Rasta teacher

The two most important things in life are love and music. I would almost say that they are the same; love is life and life is music. Perfect love!
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