Venue where Bob Marley debuted “Redemption Song” marked with a plaque

The venue where Bob Marley played his last and biggest London concert has been marked with a plaque. The Crystal Palace Bowl was where Marley debuted one of his most well-known songs, “Redemption Song”. The track was the end of the gig, 11 months before his death, in May 1981.

The first Marley plaque south of the River Thames marked the 40th anniversary of the concert, with a Nubian Jak Community Trust blue plaque on the bandstand affectionately called the Rusty Laptop by locals.

A Nubian Jak plaque to the Wailers trio – Marley, Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh, at the old Island recording studios in Ladbroke Grove, west London, was thronged with fans for several blocks.

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