Peter Tosh, Fela Kuti at Hollywood Bowl 1984?

It has been long rumored that Peter Tosh gave up touring after his performance at the Pulse Superjam which was held on December 31, 1983 in Jamaica.  What many may not know is that Tosh embarked on a massive US tour with Afrobeat performer extraordinaire Fela Kuti and Calypso legend Mighty Sparrow in August 1984.  The tour kicked off on August 19, 1984 at the Hollywood Bowl.  Well, sort of.  The August 19, 1984 date was pushed to September because Fela Kuti encountered legal issues in Lagos.  The September date and the rest of the tour was canceled because nether Kuti nor Tosh could make the date.

Here is an article that appeared in the September 7, 1984 edition of the  Los Angeles Times which discusses the failed tour.

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2 thoughts on “Peter Tosh, Fela Kuti at Hollywood Bowl 1984?

  1. That is when Fela played the Olympic first KCRW Presents amazing!

    From: Midnight Raver Reply-To: Midnight Raver Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:43:07 +0000 To: Cary Sullivan Subject: [New post] Peter Tosh, Fela Kuti at Hollywood Bowl 1985?

    midnightraver posted: “It has been long rumored that Peter Tosh gave up touring after his performance at the Pulse Superjam which was held on December 31, 1983 in Jamaica. What many may not know is that Tosh embarked on a massive US tour with Afrobeat performer extraordinaire “

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