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Peter Tosh
Peter Tosh (left) on the Bush Doctor tour, 1978
Background information
Birth nameWinston Hubert McIntosh
Also known asStepping Razor
OriginWestmoreland, Jamaica
Genresreggae, ska, rocksteady, R&B
Occupation(s)singer, musician, revolutionary
Instrumentspiano, guitar, organ, vocals, keyboard
Associated actsThe Wailers Bob Marley
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul Junior

Peter Tosh, born Winston Hubert McIntosh (19 October[1] 1944 – 11 September 1987), was a Jamaican reggae musician who was a major member of the musical band The Wailers (1963-1974), and who afterward had a successful solo career as well as being a promoter of Rastafari.

Peter Tosh was born in Grange Hill, Jamaica with a father and mother too young to care for him properly. He was raised by his aunt. He began to sing and learn guitar at an early age, inspired by American radio stations. After a notable career with The Wailers and as a solo musician, he was murdered at his home during a robbery.

  1. Liner notes to album Burnin'