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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 2,620,294 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Peter Tosh is the 261st most popular musician (down from 223rd 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 261 out of 2,662Before him are Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Arthur Nikisch, John Zorn, Fats Domino, and Friedrich Gulda. After him are Sia, Leonid Kogan, Leopold Auer, Eddie Cochran, Oscar Peterson, and Cozy Powell.

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Among people born in 1944, Peter Tosh ranks 100Before him are Keith Emerson, Gianni Morandi, Karin Schubert, Makoto Kobayashi, Ren Zhengfei, and Roger Scruton. After him are Michelle Phillips, Erwin Neher, W. G. Sebald, Patrick Depailler, Roger Daltrey, and Gary Busey. Among people deceased in 1987, Peter Tosh ranks 38Before him are Erskine Caldwell, André Masson, Anthony de Mello, Henry Ford II, Douglas Sirk, and Didier Pironi. After him are Peter Medawar, Mahadevi Varma, James Baldwin, Randolph Scott, Luis Federico Leloir, and Yakov Zeldovich.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Peter Tosh ranks 5 out of 168Before him are Bob Marley (1945), Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), and Usain Bolt (1986). After him are Stuart Hall (1932), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Marcus Garvey (1887), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Ben Johnson (1961), Liz Mitchell (1952), and Trevor Berbick (1954).

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), Horace Andy (1951), Ziggy Marley (1968), and Damian Marley (1978).

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