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Peter Tosh

  • Original Name Winston Hubert MacIntosh
  • Birth 19 Oct 1944 Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica
  • Death 11 Sep 1987 Barbican, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
  • Burial Bluefields, Westmoreland, Jamaica
  • Memorial ID 7546

Musician. Born Winston Hubert MacIntosh, he was singer, songwriter, guitarist and one of the pioneers of reggae music. With Bob Marley he formed the group the Wailers in 1963 and co-wrote many of the band's hits such as "Get Up, Stand Up" (1973). In 1975, he went solo made numerous concert appearances in the United States, Europe and appeared with Mick Jagger as a guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in 1980. He recorded for various record labels with albums to include "Legalize It" (1976), "Equal Rights" (1978), "Wanted Dead and Alive" (1981), "Mama Africa" (1983) and "No Nuclear War" (1987). On the evening of September 11, 1987, he was shot and killed in his home in St. Andrew, Jamaica, under mysterious circumstances.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7546
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Tosh (19 Oct 1944–11 Sep 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7546, citing Peter Tosh Mausoleum, Bluefields, Westmoreland, Jamaica ; Maintained by Find A Grave .