Peter Tosh

Jamaican Reggae Musician
Born Oct 19, 1944

Peter Tosh, was a Jamaican reggae musician who was a core member of the band The Wailers (1963–1974), and who afterwards had a successful solo career as well as being a promoter of Rastafari. Peter Tosh was born in Grange Hill, Jamaica, and was raised by his aunt. He began to sing and learn guitar at an early age, inspired by American radio stations.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on October 19, 1944.


1962 17 Years Old He then changed his name to become Peter Tosh and the trio started singing together in 1962. … Read More
1964 19 Years Old In 1964 Tosh helped organize the band The Wailing Wailers, with Junior Braithwaite, a falsetto singer, and backup singers Beverley Kelso and Cherry Smith. … Read More


1966 21 Years Old Marley spent much of 1966 in Delaware in the United States of America with his mother, Cedella (Malcolm) Marley-Booker and for a brief time was working at a nearby Chrysler factory.
1967 22 Years Old He then returned to Jamaica in early 1967 with a renewed interest in music and a new spirituality. … Read More
1970 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The collaboration had given birth to reggae music and later, bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother, drummer Carlton Barrett would join the group in 1970. The band signed a recording contract with Chris Blackwell and Island Records company and released their debut, Catch a Fire, in 1973, following it with Burnin' the same year.
1973 28 Years Old In 1973, Tosh was driving home with his girlfriend Evonne when his car was hit by another car driving on the wrong side of the road. … Read More
1974 29 Years Old After Island Records president Chris Blackwell refused to issue his solo album in 1974, Tosh and Bunny Wailer left the Wailers, citing the unfair treatment they received from Blackwell, to whom Tosh often referred with a derogatory play on Blackwell's surname, 'Whiteworst'. … Read More


1976 31 Years Old Tosh began recording and released his solo debut, Legalize It, in 1976 with CBS Records company. … Read More
1977 32 Years Old His second album Equal Rights followed in 1977. … Read More
1978 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978 the Rolling Stones record label Rolling Stones Records contracted with Tosh, on which the album Bush Doctor was released, introducing Tosh to a larger audience. … Read More
1984 39 Years Old In 1984, after the release of 1983's album Mama Africa, Tosh went into self-imposed exile, seeking the spiritual advice of traditional medicine men in Africa, and trying to free himself from recording agreements that distributed his records in South Africa. … Read More


In 1987, Peter Tosh seemed to be having a career revival.
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