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BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS honoured in London with ‘blue plaque’

The BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS blue plaque unveiling ceremony finally took place on Saturday (8 September) in Neasden, North West London.

Councillor Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, said how symbolic the ceremony was in recognising the African-Caribbean contribution to the economy. Michael Adeyeye, the mayor of Brent, added that he considered it an honour to be presiding over such a momentous event.

Artists making an appearance on the day included JULIAN MARLEY, BRENDA LAWSON, DELROY WASHINGTON, BUNNY ''STRIKER'' LEE, DIMPLE HINDS from THE MARVELS, DONNA HINDS, MICHAEL RILEY of STEEL PULSE, LOCKSLEY GICHIE of THE CIMARONS, LITTLE ROY, DJ LEPKE and DAVE BARKER of DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS.

The plaque, located at 15 The Circle and currently owned by Mr and Mrs Everett, is dedicated to "The third world's first superstars".

Visit DELROY WASHINGTON’s Facebook page for more photos from the FORM-organised (Federation Of Reggae Music) event.

 THE WAILERS first lived in the Brent residence when they came to the UK in 1972. The semi-detached house in Neasden would have included "panoramic views" of the North Circular, parts of Wembley and the Welsh Harp by Brent Reservoir, according to a BBC report.

The Neasden address is just one of many locations where BOB MARLEY lived when he was in London, including a Bayswater bed and breakfast, a Chelsea townhouse and a school gym in Peckham. There is also already a blue plaque for MARLEY at Ridgmount Gardens in Camden.

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