PETER TOSH Album Cover Gallery 12" Vinyl LP Discography Information

Peter Tosh , born Winston Hubert McIntosh (19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987), was a Jamaican reggae musician who was a core member of the band The Wailers (1963–1974), and who afterward had a successful solo career as well as being a promoter of Rastafari. Peter Tosh was born in Grange Hill, Jamaica with a father and mother too young to care for him properly. He was raised by his aunt. He began to sing and learn guitar at an early age, inspired by American radio stations. After a notable career with The Wailers and as a solo musician, he was murdered at his home during a robbery.

This is a list of selected records by the "Peter Tosh" released during 1976 until 1988. For each album their may be multiple international releases. In particular of the album "Bush Doctor" there are the European, Italian, German, Dutch releases.

PETER TOSH Reggae on Vinyl

On the discography listing below you will find PETER TOSH vinyl records released during the 1970s and 1980s. For each record you will have the record companie's catalognr, album title, year and country of release. Complete information for each record can be viewed by selecting the corresponding links. Albums have been ordered in ascending alphabetical order of the album titles.

PETER TOSH Band Description:

 Peter Tosh was a legendary Jamaican musician, known for his powerful voice, potent lyrics, and uncompromising stance on social justice. He rose to fame as a member of the reggae group, The Wailers, alongside Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. However, it was his solo career that cemented his place in music history as a pioneer of roots reggae and an advocate for the rights of the oppressed.

Early Life and Career

Peter Tosh was born Winston Hubert McIntosh on October 19, 1944, in Grange Hill, Jamaica. He grew up in the impoverished community of Trench Town, where he met Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. The three boys shared a love of music and soon formed The Wailers, which went on to become one of the most influential reggae bands in history.

During his time with The Wailers, Tosh was a key contributor to their early success, co-writing some of their most iconic songs, including "Get Up, Stand Up" and "400 Years." However, he eventually left the group in 1973 to pursue a solo career.

Solo Career and Activism

Tosh's solo career was marked by a deep commitment to social justice and a fierce criticism of the political establishment. His music often addressed issues such as poverty, racism, and police brutality, and he was unafraid to speak out against the government of Jamaica and other oppressive regimes around the world.

In 1976, Tosh released his seminal album, "Legalize It," which called for the decriminalization of marijuana and brought attention to the Rastafarian movement, of which Tosh was a devout adherent. The title track of the album became an anthem for the legalization movement and remains one of Tosh's most popular songs.

Tosh's activism extended beyond his music. He was an outspoken critic of the Jamaican government and advocated for the rights of the poor and marginalized. In 1978, he founded the Human Rights and Equality Movement, which sought to address issues such as police brutality, corruption, and discrimination against Rastafarians. Tosh himself was often the target of police harassment and violence due to his outspoken views.

Legacy and Influence

Tragically, Tosh's career was cut short when he was murdered at his home in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1987. However, his music and activism continue to inspire generations of musicians and activists around the world. His uncompromising stance on social justice, combined with his unique blend of reggae, rock, and soul, paved the way for artists such as Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, and Burning Spear.

Tosh's influence can also be seen in the growing movement for the legalization of marijuana, which has gained significant momentum in recent years. His song "Legalize It" has become an anthem for the movement, and Tosh is often credited with helping to bring attention to the medicinal and cultural significance of marijuana in Rastafarian culture.

Peter Tosh: A Pioneer of Roots Reggae and Social Justice Activism

PETER TOSH - Bush Doctor (International Releases)
PETER TOSH - Bush Doctor (International Releases)  album front cover vinyl record

 "Bush Doctor" is the album by Peter Tosh. It was released in 1978. A British record retailer banned the album upon its release because of a scratch-n-sniff sticker on its cover, that apparently smelled of ganja (marijuana)

- Bush Doctor (1978, Italy) - Bush Doctor (1978, EEC Europe) - Bush Doctor (1978, Germany) - Bush Doctor ( 1978 , Netherlands )
PETER TOSH - Equal Rights 12" Vinyl LP
PETER TOSH - Equal Rights  album front cover vinyl record

Peter Tosh’s "Equal Rights", released in 1977, stands as a powerful testament to his commitment to social justice and his exceptional talent as a reggae artist. This album made a significant impact in England, resonating with the country’s burgeoning reggae scene.

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PETER TOSH - Legalize It (European Versions)
PETER TOSH - Legalize It (European Versions)  album front cover vinyl record

In the world of reggae history, Peter Tosh's debut solo album, "Legalize It," stands as a seminal work that not only marked a significant moment in the artist's career but also carried profound cultural and social implications. Released in 1976, this iconic 12" vinyl LP album remains a cornerstone

- Legalize It (1978, EEC) - Legalize it (1978, Holland)
PETER TOSH - Mystic Man (Italian and USA Releases=
PETER TOSH - Mystic Man (Italian and USA Releases= album front cover vinyl record

Peter Tosh's "Mystic Man" 12" Vinyl LP, released in 1979, stands as a testament to the artist's profound impact on the reggae music scene during that era. Produced by Peter Tosh himself, the album showcases not only his musical prowess but also his prowess in the role of a producer.

- Mystic Man (1979, Italy) - Mystic Man (1979, USA)
PETER TOSH - No Nuclear War 12" Vinyl LP
PETER TOSH - No Nuclear War  album front cover vinyl record

"No Nuclear War" marked Tosh's final studio album before his untimely death in 1987. The album's title track, "No Nuclear War", stands as a poignant and prophetic anthem against the threat of nuclear conflict. Tosh's lyrics convey a sense of urgency, denouncing the devastating consequences of war

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