Peter Tosh Net Worth
Peter Tosh net worth: Peter Tosh was a musician and singer who had a net worth of $3 million. Peter Tosh earned his net worth performing with the Jamaican band "The Wailers" and as a solo performer. In 1962 Tosh joined with Bob Marley and Neville O'Reilly Livingston (Bunny Wailer) and formed a trio and played on the streets of Trenchtown. Tosh taught them how to play guitar, keyboards and percussion and in the mid 60's they formed the band The Wailing Wailers. Junior Braithwaite, Beverly Kelso and Cherry Smith were also part of the band. Their first single, "Simmer Down," was a smashing success. They had many more after that, such as "Nice Time," "Stir it up" and more. but in 1965 Braithwaite, Kelso and Smith left the band and Marley left for Delaware, U.S. In the meantime, Tosh and Bunny Wailer had joined a religious group known as Rastafarians and when Bob Marley returned, he too joined the Rastafari religion. They then changed the name of their band to The Wailers and changed the style of their music expressing their political and social views. Tosh and Wailer left band after Island Records President refused to issue his solo album. Tosh then began his solo career in 1976 with his debut "Legalize It," followed by his album "Equal Rights." With his backing band, "Word, Sound and Power" he toured for the next few years. Tosh has performed with recording artist Mick Jagger and appeared in the Stones video "Waiting on a Friend." In 1987 three men broke into Tosh's home and he was shot to death during a robbery at the age of 42. Peter Tosh was born, Winston Hubert McIntosh, in Grange Hill, Jamaica in 1944 and was raised by his Aunt. Tosh's specialized guitar, in the shape of an M16 rifle was said to be up for auction by his common law wife, Andrea "Marlene" Brown, but his son's stopped the sale and Tosh's guitar is to be placed in a museum in honor of their father Peter Tosh.