Peter Tosh

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Reggae Singer
Date of Birth October 19, 1944
Place of Birth Jamaica
Date of Death Sep 11, 1987 (42)
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Peter Tosh

Peter M. Tosh, OM was a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the band the Wailers, after which he established himself as a successful solo artist and a promoter of Rastafari. He was murdered in 1987 during a home invasion.

Birth name: Winston Hubert McIntosh
Also known as: Stepping Razor
Born: October 19, 1944, Grange Hill, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica
Died: September 11, 1987, Kingston, Jamaica
Genres: Reggae, ska, rocksteady, R&B
Occupation(s): Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments: Guitar, vocals, keyboards, melodica, percussions, drums, violin
Years active: 1961–1987
Labels: Intel-Diplo
Associated acts: The Wailers, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Mick Jagger, Al Anderson
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About Peter Tosh

Jamaican reggae singer who performed with The Wailers from 1963 to 1974 and had a successful solo career, releasing his debut called Legalize It in 1976.

Before Fame

He taught himself to play the guitar at the age of fifteen by watching a local musician before meeting and Bunny Wailer.


He released seven solo albums, the last being No Nuclear War, which he made the year of his death.

Family Life

His common law wife's name was Andrea Brown.


He performed with Bob Marley for many years.

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