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Jamaican Reggae Singer - Peter Tosh (Also known as Stepping Razor)
born : Winston Hubert McIntosh, Westmoreland, Jamaica - 19th of October,
famous for : Being a founding member of the Wailers (1963-1974) with
Marley. Peter Tosh went on to have a very successful solo career
as a reggae musician. Tosh was murdered in his home during a robbery.
died: 11th of September, 1987
Winston Hubert McIntosh was better known as the famous reggae
singer Peter Tosh. Tosh was one of the main three founding members
of the Wailers band along with reggae star Bob Marley and Bunny
Wailer (also called Bunny Livingston). He went on to have a successful
solo career after his initial success with the Wailers reggae
Peter Tosh grew up in the tough Trenchtown slums of Kingston,
Jamaica. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer the trio did much
for the success of the Wailer band, promoting strong social and
political messages, along with their beliefs in the Rastafari
Tosh released his solo album "Legalize It" in 1976 which
went on to become a great success and is still popular more than
30 years later. Legalize it refers to Peter Tosh's belief that
marijuana should be legalized. The marijuana herb or drug, depending
on who you ask, is used and promoted by Rastafarians worldwide.
cover of the Legalize It album Tosh is sitting in a marijuana
plantations smoking herb from a pipe.
On the 11th of September in 1987 Peter Tosh was murdered by thieves
that were trying to steal money from the famous reggae singer.
Dennis 'Leppo' Lobban was convicted of shooting Peter Tosh and
sentenced to death but had his sentence commuted and remains in
prison. Lobban's two accomplices were not caught but it is believed
they were killed at large.
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