George Africanus plaque: October 2014
Date of Installation: October 2006
Location: 34 Ridgmount Gardens, Camden, London WC1E
Bob Marley, a Rasatafari Icon, a global superstar, was one of Jamaica’s most famous musicians. As a pioneer of reggae, Marley's contributions to music brought Jamaican music centre stage, and he was a major cultural figure for over a decade, and like so much of the Jamaican diaspora, Marley made the UK his home in the seventies. In October 2006, the Nubian Jak Community Trust in partnership with the Lord Mayor installed a blue plaque to Robert Nesta Marley at 34 Ridgmount Gardens, Camden, London WC1E where he lived when he first moved to London in 1971. The NJCT did this in partnership with the Mayor of London and it was the first commemorative event organised by the Nubian Jak Community Trust, as well as being County Hall’s first ever blue plaque. The installation of the Bob Marley plaque was filmed as a feature for a 90-minute Arena documentary aired on BBC1the following October called ''Bob Marley: Exodus 77. Watch below.
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