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 2,383,707 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Peter Tosh is the 223rd most popular musician (down from 216th 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 223 out of 2,675Before him are Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Eddie Cochran, Fats Domino, Klaus Nomi, Ike Turner, and Art Blakey. After him are Louis Vierne, Carl Michael Bellman, Georges Prêtre, Count Basie, Leslie Cheung, and Slash.

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Among people born in 1944, Peter Tosh ranks 70Before him are Peter Weir, Robert Powell, Jeroen Krabbé, Klaus Nomi, Bernard Hill, and Kim Yong-il. After him are François Cevert, Makoto Kobayashi, Ian McDiarmid, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Serge Haroche, and Jan Guillou. Among people deceased in 1987, Peter Tosh ranks 33Before him are Jean Anouilh, William P. Murphy, Anthony de Mello, Georg Wittig, Nobusuke Kishi, and James Baldwin. After him are Yasuo Haruyama, André Masson, Jaco Pastorius, Liberace, Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, and Bob Fosse.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Peter Tosh ranks 5 out of 147Before him are Bob Marley (1945), Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), and Usain Bolt (1986). After him are Marcus Garvey (1887), Stuart Hall (1932), Ben Johnson (1961), Violet Brown (1900), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Patrick Ewing (1962), and Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936).

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), DJ Kool Herc (1955), Sean Paul (1973), Prince Buster (1938), King Tubby (1941), Horace Andy (1951), Monty Alexander (1944), Ziggy Marley (1968), and Damian Marley (1978).

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