Peter Tosh (born with the name Winston Hubert McIntosh) is a Jamaican reggae musician who was the original member of "The Wailers" and then move on to have a successful solo career as well as being a pioneer for the Rastafari movement.
Peter Tosh was born in October 19, 1944 in Petersfield, Jamaica with a very young father and mother to take care of him. He grew up that was raised by his aunt. He was given a nickname 'Stepping Razor', he began to sing and learn guitar at very young age which inspired by American radio stations.
Tosh met Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer through his vocal mentor (Joe Higgs) in the early 1960's. While practicing their sound to make it perfect, the trio is frequently playing together on a street in a Jamaican blighted area called Trenchtown. The man who taught the trio to harmonize was Joe Higgs. Joe Higgs who motivates in the formation of "The Wailing Wailers" with Junior Braithwaite and backup singers Beverley Kelso and Cherry Smith.
In 1976, he start recording with the name Peter Tosh and released his solo debut "Legalize It" on CBS Records. The said title track became the hymn for the marijuana legalization supporters, Reggae lovers and Rastafarians all throughout the globe. And it was the favourite during Tosh's concerts. Constantly having the militant approach, in 1977; he released Equal Rights .