Bob Marley and the Wailers have been honoured in London

Legendary group Bob Marley and the Wailers
Legendary group Bob Marley and the Wailers (Photo: wegow.com)

A heritage plaque that pays tribute to Bob Marley and the Wailers has been officially unveiled at 42 Oakley Street in Chelsea, United Kingdom, at what was once Bob Marley’s London home.

On October 1, the plaque was placed at the building where Bob Marley and the Wailers completed the production of their legendary 1977 album, Exodus. The album features international hits like One Love and Three Little Birds.

In 1999, Time Magazine labelled the body of work as the best album of the 20th century.

The plaque was placed at 42 Oakley Street in London Bob Marley and the Wailers created Exodus. (Photo: bbc.com)
The plaque was placed at 42 Oakley Street in London Bob Marley and the Wailers created Exodus. (Photo: bbc.com)

The blue plaque usually highlights an individual or group that had a major impact on a particular field. The plaque is usually placed at the location where the extraordinary deed was done.  

According to BBC, more than 900 blue plaques are placed across London with only 4 per cent being dedicated to black and Asian individuals.

Written by Shania Hanchard