Peter Tosh

1944 - 1987

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Winston Hubert McIntosh, OM (19 October  1944 – 11 September 1987), professionally known as Peter Tosh, was a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the band the Wailers (1963–1976), after which he established himself as a successful solo artist and a promoter of Rastafari. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Tosh has received more than 3,445,635 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Tosh is the 252nd most popular musician (up from 263rd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Jamaica and the 2nd most popular Jamaican Musician.

Peter Tosh was a Jamaican singer and songwriter who was most famous for his role in the reggae band, The Wailers. He was also a founding member of the Rastafari movement.

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Among musicians, Peter Tosh ranks 252 out of 3,175Before him are Mick Taylor, Don Cherry, Dinu Lipatti, Georges Prêtre, Consuelo Velázquez, and Maria Theresia von Paradis. After him are Beck, Wanda Landowska, Chico Buarque, Bob Klose, Toots Thielemans, and Henryk Szeryng.

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Among people born in 1944, Peter Tosh ranks 102Before him are Killing of Peter Fechter, Mordechai Spiegler, Keith Emerson, Jeroen Krabbé, Sondra Locke, and Ren Zhengfei. After him are Brian Tracy, Chico Buarque, Geneviève Grad, Karl Jenkins, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, and Patrick Depailler. Among people deceased in 1987, Peter Tosh ranks 39Before him are Jaco Pastorius, Didier Pironi, André Masson, Einar Gerhardsen, Douglas Sirk, and Luis Federico Leloir. After him are Erskine Caldwell, Américo Tomás, Peter Medawar, Mahadevi Varma, Naji al-Ali, and Henry Ford II.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Peter Tosh ranks 5 out of 189Before him are Bob Marley (1945), Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), and Usain Bolt (1986). After him are Marcus Garvey (1887), Ben Johnson (1961), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Stuart Hall (1932), Liz Mitchell (1952), Violet Brown (1900), and Merlene Ottey (1960).

Among MUSICIANS In Jamaica

Among musicians born in Jamaica, Peter Tosh ranks 2Before him are Bob Marley (1945). After him are Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Desmond Dekker (1941), Sean Paul (1973), DJ Kool Herc (1955), Prince Buster (1938), Monty Alexander (1944), King Tubby (1941), Ziggy Marley (1968), Horace Andy (1951), and Damian Marley (1978).