Aviatsiya.ru From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 620 times:
True OzarkD9S, but I wonder how many people actual GET the music of Tuff Gong? And not just the music, but the man himself.
He transcended music and was able to comment with some authority on just about every issue confronting Jamaicans in his time.
I read "To Catch A Fire" some years ago, and remember a story told in it, when he travelled to play at the independence celebrations in Zimbabwe in 1980, whilst waiting at the airport for their flights outta there, he was approached by some men who turned out to be minders of Prince Charles. The minders proceeded to tell him how much of a fan the Prince was of his, and would like to meet him and would he accompany them to meet the Prince. Tuff Gong said words to the effect "Well if he is such a fan, and wants to meet me, let him come over here and meet me".
Favourite song or album? Don't have one, as I like all of his music. All his songs define the man and the LEGEND!