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June 18, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
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June 2, 1993 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter Tosh, the great reggae artist who was murdered in his Jamaica home in 1987, had been making tape-recorded notes about his life shortly before his death. These stream-of-consciousness audiotapes were later recovered and, applied intermittently to the soundtrack of "Stepping Razor--Red X," the new documentary (at the Nuart) about Tosh's life, provide an eerie look at his innermost musings.
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June 2, 1993 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter Tosh, the great reggae artist who was murdered in his Jamaica home in 1987, had been making tape-recorded notes about his life shortly before his death. These stream-of-consciousness audiotapes were later recovered and, applied intermittently to the soundtrack of "Stepping Razor--Red X," the new documentary (at the Nuart) about Tosh's life, provide an eerie look at his innermost musings.
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September 13, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Peter Tosh, an internationally known reggae musician who soared to fame with the late Bob Marley, was killed by gunmen during a robbery at his home, police said Saturday. They said another man, Wilton (Doc) Brown, also was killed and five people were injured in the attack Friday night. Tosh's longtime companion, Andrea Marlene Brown, was among those wounded. Police officials said three gunmen on motorcycles went to Tosh's residence in the affluent St.
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April 19, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
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April 7, 1988 | DON SNOWDEN
"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.
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April 11, 1988 | DON SNOWDEN
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.
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June 18, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
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April 19, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
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April 11, 1988 | DON SNOWDEN
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.
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April 7, 1988 | DON SNOWDEN
"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.
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November 28, 1987 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD
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."
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