Bob Marley lived here


Bob Marley lived here

The house where Bob Marley and the Wailers lived in 1977.

Location: 42 Oakley Street, Chelsea

Description: This is where reggae superstar Bob Marley lived in 1977 with his band The Wailers.

He moved here with his wife Rita in January 1977, following an attempt on his life in Jamaica. His band moved in that year and when they were not recording they cross the Albert Bridge to play football in Battersea Park.

Bob Marley and the Wailers finished recording their seminal album Exodus, while living here - featuring hit songs Jamming, Three Little Birds, Waiting in Vain and One Love.

Marley and bass player Aston Barrett were arrested for cannabis possession in 1977. Evidence has suggested Marley gave a different address to prevent the police from searching the house in Oakley Street for drugs and getting more people in trouble.

English Heritage unveiled a blue plaque here in October 2019.

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Bob Marley lived here

The house where Bob Marley and the Wailers lived in 1977.

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