Jamaican rebel and activist Peter Tosh
Singer ~ Songwriter
birth name: Winston Hubert McIntosh

Peter Tosh

October 19, 1944, Westmoreland, Jamaica ~ September 11, 1987, Kingston, Jamaica

Singer, musician, composer, and rebel Peter Tosh cut a swathe through the Jamaican musical scene, both as a founding member of the Wailers and as a solo artist. He toured with the Rolling Stones and had an international hit with a duet with Mick Jagger, then toured again to equally rapturous world audiences as the headlining act. ~ Allmusic: Peter Tosh ~ retrieved September 3, 2013 © Allmusic

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He first came to the attention of music fans during the 1960s in tandem with other reggae greats, Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer; the three men were collectively billed as the Wailers. Tosh became better known on an international scale after launching a solo career in the mid-1970s. He will be remembered for the controversial political nature of his compositions which brought him into conflict with Jamaican authorities many times during the course of his career. Nevertheless, after he was killed in 1987, “the Jamaican government sought to give Tosh an official funeral,” according to a reporter for Jet, in recognition of his contribution to his country's musical culture. ~ Musicianguide: Peter Tosh ~ retrieved September 3, 2013 © Musicianguide

Peter Tosh ~ Legalize It ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.



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