Arise Black Man - The Peter Tosh Story

Peter Tosh found international fame alongside Bob Marley as a member of The Wailers.

As a solo artist he released several landmark reggae albums and even recorded with the Rolling Stones.

But he was more than just a successful pop star: he was a revolutionary and a hero to many of Jamaica's poor.

He spent his life as a strident campaigner for civil rights and for the legalisation of marijuana.

He was more militant and political than his former band mate and his uncompromising arrogance often landed him in serious trouble.

For that reason, as this documentary reveals, his life could be as brutal as the way it ended.

Grammy award winning film-maker Don Letts explores his career.

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Film-maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.

Peter Tosh found international fame alongside Bob Marley as a member of The Wailers. As a solo artist he released several landmark reggae albums and even recorded with the Rolling Stones. But he was more than just a successful pop star: he was a revolutionary and a hero to many of Jamaica's poor. He spent his life as a strident campaigner for civil rights and for the legalisation of marijuana. He was more militant and political than his former band mate and his uncompromising arrogance often landed him in serious trouble. For that reason, as this documentary reveals, his life could be as brutal as the way it ended. Grammy award winning film-maker Don Letts explores his career.

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Peter Tosh found international fame alongside Bob Marley as a member of The Wailers. As a solo artist he released several landmark reggae albums and even recorded with the Rolling Stones. But he was more than just a successful pop star: he was a revolutionary and a hero to many of Jamaica's poor. He spent his life as a strident campaigner for civil rights and for the legalisation of marijuana. He was more militant and political than his former band mate and his uncompromising arrogance often landed him in serious trouble. For that reason, as this documentary reveals, his life could be as brutal as the way it ended. Grammy award winning film-maker Don Letts explores his career.

Grammy Award winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.

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Peter Tosh found international fame alongside Bob Marley as a member of The Wailers.

As a solo artist he released several landmark reggae albums and even recorded with the Rolling Stones.

But he was more than just a successful pop star: he was a revolutionary and a hero to many of Jamaica's poor.

He spent his life as a strident campaigner for civil rights and for the legalisation of marijuana.

He was more militant and politcal than his former band mate and his uncompromising arrogance often landed him in serious trouble.

For that reason, as this documentary reveals, his life could be as brutal as the way it ended.

Grammy award winning film-maker Don Letts explores his career.

Grammy Award winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.

Peter Tosh found international fame alongside Bob Marley as a member of The Wailers. As a solo artist he released several landmark reggae albums and even recorded with the Rolling Stones. But he was more than just a successful pop star: he was a revolutionary and a hero to many of Jamaica's poor. He spent his life as a strident campaigner for civil rights and for the legalisation of marijuana. He was more militant and politcal than his former band mate and his uncompromising arrogance often landed him in serious trouble. For that reason, as this documentary reveals, his life could be as brutal as the way it ended. Grammy award winning film-maker Don Letts explores his career.

Peter Tosh found international fame alongside Bob Marley as a member of The Wailers. As a solo artist he released several landmark reggae albums and even recorded with the Rolling Stones. But he was more than just a successful pop star: he was a revolutionary and a hero to many of Jamaica's poor.

He spent his life as a strident campaigner for civil rights and for the legalisation of marijuana. He was more militant and politcal than his former band mate and his uncompromising arrogance often landed him in serious trouble. For that reason, as this documentary reveals, his life could be as brutal as the way it ended.

Grammy award winning film-maker Don Letts explores his career.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 November 2010.

Grammy Award-winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.

Peter Tosh found international fame alongside Bob Marley as a member of The Wailers. As a solo artist he released several landmark reggae albums and even recorded with the Rolling Stones. But he was more than just a successful pop star: he was a revolutionary and a hero to many of Jamaica's poor.

He spent his life as a strident campaigner for civil rights and for the legalisation of marijuana. He was more militant and politcal than his former band mate and his uncompromising arrogance often landed him in serious trouble. For that reason, as this documentary reveals, his life could be as brutal as the way it ended.

Grammy award winning film-maker Don Letts explores his career.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 November 2010.

Grammy Award-winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.