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Peter Tosh
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    (October 19, 1944-September 11, 1987)
    Birth name was Winston Hubert McIntosh
    Member of Bob Marley & The Wailers - solo artist beginning 1974
    Recorded 'Get up, Stand Up,' 'Stepping Razor,' 'Downpresser,' 'Equal Rights,' 'African,' 'Legalize It,' 'Burial,' 'Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised),' 'Bush Doctor,' 'Fools Die,' 'Ketchy Shuby,' 'Till Your Well Runs Dry,' 'Why Must I Cry,' '400 Years,' 'Brand New Second Hand,' 'In My Song,' 'I'm the Toughest,' 'Dem Ha Fe Get a Beaten,' 'Buk-In-Hamm Palace,' 'What'cha Gonna Do?' and '(You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back' (duet with Mick Jagger)
    He smoked (both tobacco and cannabis).
    He had a short temper, earning him the nickname 'Stepping Razor' (to which he embraced and even penned a song).
    He was a militant Rastafarian who sang protest songs and encouraged marijuana smoking.
    He claimed the only reason Marley was so successful was that his father was white.
    He was hassled, occasionally arrested (drug possession or no reason) and sometimes beaten by Jamaican police.
    He accidentally drove his car off a bridge, killing his girlfriend and fracturing his own skull (1973).
    He had a fist fight with Marley (November 1973), quitting the Wailers but later came back for another year.
    When his record producer Chris Blackwell refused to issue his solo album, he left the Wailers citing unfair treatment.
    He referred to Blackwell as 'Whiteworse.'
    The closest he ever came to a hit in the U.S. was a cover of Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode,' which made the Top 50 (1983).
    He grew up in poverty.
    He left home at 15, moving to Kingston to seek fame.
    He was an accomplished guitarist and taught Marley how to play guitar.
    He started a promising solo career in 1971, but Bob Marley & The Wailers took off, so he selflessly put his solo career on hold.
    One of his police beatings required 30 stitches to close his head wounds.
    He proudly displayed the scars he had received from the beatings but never retaliated.
    His lyric from 'Equal Rights:' 'I don't want no peace, I want equal rights and justice!' became a rallying cry for the world's oppressed.
    He signed with the Rolling Stones record label in 1978 and released the album 'Bush Doctor.'
    He accompanied Keith Richards with guitar on two tracks. of 'Bush Doctor.'

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