Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Blue Plaque For Bob Marley

DC Editor Adam writes…

Thrilled to see that Bob Marley is to be the recipient of an English Heritage Blue Plaque here in London…

Here's how The Guardian reported the story…


Read the full article HERE: www.theguardian.com/culture/

When I pass the Lyceum Theatre in the West End I often bring Bob Marley into my tours…


The Lyceum Theatre
The Lyceum Theatre today is home to The Lion King – a musical written by old rockers Tim Rice (co-founder of the indispensible Guinness Book of British Hit Singles) and Elton John.

The building’s rich theatrical history throws up an impressive cast list – with Sir Henry Irving and Ellen Terry topping the bill.

But it also retains a special place in the hearts of rock’n’roll Londoners – as the Lyceum Ballroom such legendary names as Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, The Clash, U2 and The Smiths played here. It is of particular importance to fans of Bob Marley.

In 1975 Bob Marley and the Wailers (in a new incarnation, the originals having split in ’74) recorded their Live! album at the Lyceum. The album dates from the period when Marley first became an international star following his breakthrough hit No Woman, No Cry (from the Natty Dread album, 1975).




 


Marley's new plaque is to be on his former home in Oakley Street, Chelsea. To mark the occasion, here are five further Marley In London locations for you to explore…






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