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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London
26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London
26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.
26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)
26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia
26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
Bob Marley Lived here
Singer, lyricist and Rastafarian icon, Bob Marley lived here.
Location: 34 Ridgmount Gardens, Camden
Description: A heritage plaque commemorating the first London home of reggae legend Bob Marley was unveiled today.
The Jamaican-born star lived at 34 Ridgmount Gardens, Camden, for 2 months when he first came to the UK in 1972.
The plaque, describing Marley as a singer, lyricist and Rastafarian icon, was unveiled in October 2006.
Marley died from cancer in 1981 but still has millions of fans across the globe.
Ridgmount Road was the first of several British homes he lived in during 1972, the year Bob Marley and the Wailers signed to Island Records.
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