Reggae superstar Bob Marley is honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque marking the west London house he shared with the Wailers in 1977

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A report by James Wood for The Daily Mail.

Reggae superstar Bob Marley has today been honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque, marking the address where he and his band the Wailers lived in 1977.

During his time in Chelsea, west London, Marley and his band finished recording their famous album Exodus, which featured some of their biggest hits, including Jamming, Three Little Birds and One Love.

The plaque at 42 Oakley Street has been in the planning process for a long time, because Marley was not registered in phone directories or electoral registers – an issue which is common among historical figures of colour.

Out of more than 900 blue plaques across London, only four per cent are dedicated to black and Asian individuals.

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah unveils an English Heritage blue plague for Bob Marley, at his home on Oakley Street in Chelsea, west London

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah unveils an English Heritage blue plague for Bob Marley, at his home on Oakley Street in Chelsea, west London

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