June 18, 1988 |
Street vendor Dennis Lobban, 33, was found guilty and sentenced to hang Friday for the murder of reggae star Peter Tosh and two other men. The jury deliberated only five minutes before returning the guilty verdict. Lobban maintained his innocence throughout the trial, claiming that he was drinking with friends the night of Sept. 11, 1987, when Tosh, radio disc jockey Jeff Dixon and herbalist Wilton (Doc) Brown were murdered.
April 19, 1988 |
Trial is scheduled to begin in Kingston, Jamaica, this week for two men arrested for the September, 1987, murders of reggae star Peter Tosh and two others. However, few Jamaicans believe it will shed much light on the killings, United Press International reported. Since the execution-style attack, which killed Tosh, 42, disc jockey Jeff (Free-I) Dixon and herbalist Wilton (Doc) Brown, the Caribbean nation has churned with theories about Tosh's death.
April 11, 1988 |
Give Culture credit for paying homage to the late Peter Tosh the right way during the nine-hour "Tribute to Peter Tosh" concert Saturday at the Starlight Amphitheatre in Burbank. The veteran reggae vocal trio didn't trot out a couple of Tosh's well-known standards to win thunderous but easy ovations.
April 7, 1988 |
"Yeah, I always think that I might be a target," said Andrew Tosh, son of gunned-down reggae star Peter Tosh. "I keep a good watch on my own head, you know. I always keep a good eye out looking for enemies, and my friends keep looking out for me." You don't expect that wary attitude from a youthful performer. But then no one expected Peter Tosh's career and life--he was 42--to end in sudden violence. The elder Tosh was killed in a robbery at his Kingston, Jamaica, home last September.
November 28, 1987 |
With a hint of purist pride, rhythm guitarist Peter Todd maintains that his band, the Cardiff Reefers, plays "authentic Jamaican reggae music"--and not the sanitized "white reggae" popularized by such groups as the Police and UB40. "Those guys place more of an emphasis on rock and pop, while our emphasis is on reggae roots," he said. "It's very important for us to preserve the traditional Jamaican sound, because those natural harmonies and rhythms keep our music pure and not contrived."