Bob Marley's home is on Ridgmount Gardens in London. It was here in this apartment that the reggae icon lived during his first visit to the city. He found himself here in early 1972, along with his group the Wailers, in support of singer Johnny Nash. They were promoting their single "Reggae on Broadway" when CBS Records, not feeling that there was any market for their music, dropped them. Marley took a chance and went to the London office of Island Records and met with the label's founder Chris Blackwell. Marley was looking to record a single, but Blackwell, looking for a band to replace the recently departed Jimy Cliff in his line up, suggested they record an album. He fronted them £4,000 and the Wailers returned to Jamaica, where they recorded Catch A Fire. The album was released in April 1973 and became the band's breakout recording. Marley lived at three different homes during his 1972 visit to London. This, his first, at Ridgmount Gardens, is marked with a blue plaque.