Peter Tosh (left) on the Bush Doctor tour, 1978
|Birth name||Winston Hubert McIntosh|
|Also known as||Stepping Razor|
|Genres||reggae, ska, rocksteady, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||singer, musician, revolutionary|
|Instruments||piano, guitar, organ, vocals, keyboard|
|Associated acts||The Wailers Bob Marley|
|Gibson Les Paul Junior|
Peter Tosh, born Winston Hubert McIntosh (19 October 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.
- Liner notes to album Burnin'