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Peter Tosh
Peter Tosh (left) on the Bush Doctor tour, 1978
Background information
Birth name Winston Hubert McIntosh
Also known as Stepping Razor
Born October 19, 1944
Origin Westmoreland, Jamaica
Died September 11 1987 (aged 42)
Genres reggae, ska, rocksteady, R&B
Occupation(s) singer, musician, revolutionary
Instruments piano, guitar, among others
Labels Intel-Diplo
Associated acts

The Wailers

Bob Marley
Peter Tosh (real name:Winston McIntosh October 19, 1944- September 11, 1987) was a Jamaican reggae musican. He was a member of the Wailers with Bob Marley and Bunny Livingston and friend Neville Bardoli. He was a Rastafarian and sang very political songs. His songs were a lot more radical than his friend, Bob Marley's, whom he often criticized for selling out to the white mainstream. He also toured with the Rolling Stones and sang a duet with Mick Jagger. He was murdered in his home in Kingston during a robbery in 1987. His biggest claim to fame was a song titled "Legalize it" in relation to marijuana laws.


Studio albums

Live albums


These are the highest rated compilation albums on Allmusic.

  • Collection Gold (1994)
  • The Toughest (1996)
  • The Best of Peter Tosh - Dread Don't Die (1996)
  • Honorary Citizen (1997)
  • Scrolls Of The Prophet: The Best of Peter Tosh (1999)
  • Arise Black Man (1999)
  • The Essential Peter Tosh - the Columbia Years (2003)
  • Talking Revolution (2005)

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