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Back in the day when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Martha Quinn was this crazy thing called a VJ when MTV actually played videos, I went to a concert in Montreal at Olympic Stadium where I got to see Stevie Ray Vaughn and Peter Tosh. Sponsored by MTV, it was an all-day event. It was incredible. Then it was the Talking Heads. They were so awesomely wonderful, even when David Byrne threatened to throw one of the cameras into the audience because MTV wouldn’t put their act on the big screen. Aww, my misspent youth, thinking that was cool when I was 17 years old. And then it was The Police. As I know very little French, Sting spoke language of love the entire concert, although I could only identify the dirty ones. So, The Police were part of my coming of age, and I’m pleased they are together. The reasons mean little to me, I just think it’s groovy.
“The filming started in November of 1977 at an outdoor festival in Savanna-la-mar featuring Jacob Miller, Dennis Brown (with newly sprouting dreadlocks), The I-Threes, U Roy, 12 year old Junior Tucker, Althea & Donna, Lloyd Parks and the “We The People Band.”
“Nothing could portray this more poignantly than “Heartland Reggae” documenting on film, Peter Tosh’s Trelawny Beach concert [sic!]. Tosh, perhaps the most militant exponent of the Rasta movement, gives a biting performance.”
“It was in Trelawny and we had a 3-day festival. Burning Spear, Big Youth, Peter Tosh, Soul Syndicate, Culture and some others. It was government-funded and they flew me down and even paid for my hotel.”
“The first show was winter of 1978, in the old Trelawny Beach Hotel in Trelawny, Jamaica. It was a weekend festival in the hotel ballroom with Peter Tosh, Spear, Inner Circle, Big Youth, and others, produced by some of the earliest reggae concert promoters Eppy Epstein and Warren Smith. A life changing experience. I met Mr. Rodney for the first time that weekend, wonder if he remembers that show?”
“This interview took place in a hotel in Cambridge, Mass., during the first Word Sound and Power tour in 1979. In the corner of the room Tosh’s omnipresent ‘Inicycle’ leaned against the wall. Tosh rides the tall unicycle everywhere – backstage, while visiting radio stations, down long hotel corridors, at four in the morning…”
“Caught Bob Marley at the early show at Boston’s Music Hall (’76? *) and, after a cab ride to Cambridge caught the last [sic!] set of Peter Tosh at the Harvard Square Theater. It was a burning! Ja Music is love!”