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bob marley museum
56 hope road
kingston, jamaica

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Island Records founder and producer Chris Blackwell gifted his Kingston residence and company headquarters at 56 Hope Road (then known as Island House) to Bob Marley. Housing Tuff Gong Studios, the property became not only Marley's office, but also his home.

On December 3, 1976, two days before "Smile Jamaica", a free concert organized by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease tension between two warring political groups, Marley, his wife, and manager Don Taylor were wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen inside Marley's home at this address. All three made full recoveries. Two days later, although wounded in the chest and arm from bullet wounds, Marley performed at the concert.

When asked why he performed, Marley responded:
""The people who are trying to make this world worse aren’t taking a day off. How can I?"

Today, this address is the site of the Bob Marley Museum.

Bob Marley Museum