Freddie McKay

Freddie McKay was born in 1947 in the parish of St Catherine, Jamaica and had his first hit in 1967 for Prince Buster (“Love is a Treasure”). He made his name at Studio One, recording several very popular songs with the Soul Defenders, which was the main...

Fred Locks

Fred Locks (b. Stafford Elliott) was born in 1955 in Jamaica and entered the music business in the late 1960s when he recorded a number of singles for the Studio One label as a member of a group called The Lyrics (“Girls Like Dirt”, “Hear what the...

Peter Tosh Part II

Peter Tosh: 1976-1987 Peter Tosh’s solo career began for good with the release of Legalize It in 1976. The album was well-received and the title-track was a huge hit in Jamaica after it was banned by the government on account of its provocative lyrics. Indeed...

Peter Tosh Part I

Peter Tosh: the Wailers years Peter Tosh (Winston Hubert McIntosh) was born in 1944 in Jamaica in a rural area, and like so many of his countrymen, moved to the capital in search of better opportunities, a better life when he was in his late teens. By the early 1960s...

Sugar Minott

Lincoln Barrington Minott was born in 1956 in Kingston, Jamaica and first entered the music business as a member of a harmony trio called The African Brothers and which also included Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard. They recorded various tracks for several producers like...