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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
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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