Peter Tosh Biography
Birthday: October 19, 1944 (Libra)
Born In: Westmoreland, Jamaica
Peter Tosh was born to very young parents, who refused to take his responsibility, thus leaving him without the protection and the love of parents that children generally deserve. In absence of his parents, he was raised by his aunt but only literally. One look at Tosh in his earlier days could make anyone believe the fact that he raised himself. He was an extremely resourceful, self-dependent being and fought for a number of causes. He became the voice for those who could not speak or did not have the means to voice their feelings to a worldwide audience. While some hated Tosh, others revered him as the rebellious hero. To many, he was a redeemer; a saint, who was sent to liberate the people of Jamaica, both physically and mentally by way of his music. He was one of the most renowned reggae artists of his time and was the founding member of the band ‘The Wailers’, which gave another important personality and artist, Bob Marley, a head-start in the world of music. Through all the hardships in Jamaica, the group came up with their first collaboration, ‘Catch A Fire’. As the core vocalist of the band, Tosh used music as a medium to voice his feelings and opinions. Apart from his career with ‘The Wailers’, he also had a successful solo career, which was cut-short due to his tragic death.