Winston Hubert McIntosh, 19 October 1944, Grange Hill, Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 11 September 1987, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Of all the reggae singers from the mid-60s, no-one else came on strong like Peter Tosh, who declared it so on his anthem, Im The Toughest. He provided the bite to Bob Marleys bark in the original Wailers, and it was he who appeared most true to the rude boy image that the group fostered during the ska era. Tosh was the first to emerge from the morass of doo-wop wails and chants that constituted the Wailers early records, recording as Peter Tosh or Peter Touch And The Wailers on Hoot Nanny Hoot, Shame And Scandal, and Maga Dog, the latter another theme for the singer. He also made records without the Wailers and with Rita Anderson, who later became Rita Marley. The Wailers were a loose band by 1966; Bob Marley went to America to seek work, and...
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