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LONDON – The late reggae icon Bob Marley was honored on Tuesday with a blue English Heritage plaque at the address in West London where he and his band, The Wailers, lived in 1977.
The Jamaican-born star joins John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Mozart and other musicians and composers entertained with the rare blue plaque.
The plaque was placed at number 42 on Oakley Street in the Chelsea neighborhood. Anecdotal accounts of witnesses indicate that the house was the headquarters of the band and the primary address of Marley.
It was unveiled by Rastafarian writer Benjamin Zephaniah and presenter David Olusoga, who called Marley "a cultural icon that opened a path for other black artists."
The band was recording their renowned album "Exodus" at the time.
Marley died in 1981 being on top of fame.
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