PETER Tosh, Horace Andy, George Nooks, and Calypsonian Lord Creator will be honored at the Bob Marley One Love Fun Day Football Matches at the Tony Spaulding Sports Complex in St Andrew on Ash Wednesday, March 1.
Conceptualiser Clive “Busy” Campbell made the announcement at Cuddy’z Sports Bar and Restaurant in New Kingston, on Thursday morning.
“These entertainers must be honored for their contribution to our music reaching a worldwide audience. Every year we honor stalwarts in music industry,” Campbell told Jamaica Observer.
This year marks the event’s 36th anniversary.
Campbell explained Trinidad and Tobago’s Lord Creator’s inclusion.
“He came to Jamaica in ‘60’s and has made it home since then. He resides in Hanover and, at 82 years old, he said if he can’t make it, he will speak to us at the event on the phone. He played an import role to Jamaica’s music industry with songs like Don’t Stay Out Too Late, Kingston Town and Evening News,” said Campbell.
Tosh, part of the Wailers which included Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, was a firebrand reggae singer. He is known for tracks including Coming In Hot, Legalize It and Equal Rights. He co-wrote Get Up, Stand Up with Marley. Tosh was murdered at his St Andrew home in 1988. He was 42.
Nooks and Andy are staples on the local entertainment scene.
The day’s activities include football matches such as Entertainers Invitational, Masters & Celebrities, Tuff Gang Invitational, and Referees.
Gates are scheduled to open at 3:00 pm.
– Brian Bonitto