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Wednesday, October 02, 2019 1:00 am


Late reggae star's home gets plaque

Associated Press

The musician and songwriter Bob Marley has been honored with an English Heritage blue plaque at the west London address where he and his band the Wailers lived in 1977.

The Jamaican-born reggae star joins John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Mozart and other musicians and composers who have been honored with a rare blue plaque.

The plaque was unveiled Tuesday at 42 Oakley Street in the Chelsea neighborhood. Anecdotal reports from witnesses indicate the house was the band's headquarters and Marley's primary address.

The band was recording its renowned “Exodus” album at the time.

Marley died in 1981 at the height of his fame.

Singer makes plea to have bond granted

R. Kelly's lawyers want the judge in the singer's New York federal case to reconsider and grant him bond, saying the hardships of being jailed include being able to see just one of two previous live-in girlfriends at a time.

The Chicago Tribune reports the request was filed Monday in New York, where Kelly is charged in a racketeering scheme to sexually abuse girls.

Kelly is detained in Chicago, where he faces similar charges. Even if the New York judge grants bond, Kelly must get the Chicago judge to agree to bond before he could be released.

Monday's motion complained that only one person unrelated to Kelly can visit him at a time over 90 days, so just one of the two young women who lived with him before he was jailed can visit during that period.

Domestic battery charge for actress

An actress known for appearing in the 1990s comedy “Clueless” faces a domestic battery charge in Florida.

A Pasco County Sheriff's Office report says 52-year-old Stacey Dash was arrested Sunday night.

The report says Dash got into a verbal argument with a man at a New Port Richey apartment. Deputies say she pushed the man and slapped his face. Investigators noted that the man sustained red scratch marks on his left arm.

The reports say no alcohol or drugs were involved.

Dash was released on bail Monday morning.

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Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Don McLean is 74. Actor Avery Brooks is 71. Guitarist Mike Rutherford is 69. Musician Sting is 68. Actress Lorraine Bracco is 65. Guitarist Greg Jennings is 65. Singer Phil Oakey is 64. Singer Freddie Jackson is 63. Singer-producer Robbie Nevil is 61. Actress-talk-show host Kelly Ripa is 49. Guitarist Jim Root is 48. Singer Tiffany is 48. Actress Samantha Barks is 29.