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Bob Marley among famous figures commemorated with blue plaques in 2019

Musician Bob Marley is among the famous figures being commemorated with a blue plaque this year.

The plaques, installed on buildings around the capital, celebrate the link between significant figures of the past and the London places where they lived or worked.

This year, the scheme will commemorate the Chelsea house where Jamaican musician Bob Marley lived in 1977 while he and the Wailers finished recording their album Exodus.

During his time at the house, Marley considered London as a second base and he and his bandmates often played football at the pitches in nearby Battersea Park.

English Heritage is working with the property owners and all blue plaques were subject to full owner approval.

From engineering to music, this year's blue plaques remind us of the enormous range of human achievement.

Personally, I am particularly excited by the Bob Marley plaque. Marley was more than a brilliant musician, he became a cultural icon who blazed a trail for other black artists. All of our blue plaque recipients called London home, at least for a while, and our plaques are a testament to the creativity and variety of this city.

– David Olusoga, English Heritage trustee and blue plaques panel member