About a dozen Bob Marley tapes believed to be about four decades old were found in deplorable condition but was successfully restored.
The late reggae legend would have celebrated his 72nd birthday on Monday (February 6, 2017). We are marking the occasion with some great news. The Guardian reported that a collection of tapes dated back to the mid 1970s were discovered inside the cellar of a rundown London hotel. The tapes were reportedly in very bad shape with lots of water damage.
The tapes, found in the Kensal Rise hotel, comprised of 13 reel-to-reel tapes with recordings from Bob Marley and The Wailers tour of London and Paris from 1974 to 1978. The recordings were recovered by Joe Gatt last year after a friend of his found them and gave them to him. The material was recorded using Rolling Stones 24-track Mobile Studio and were thought to be irreparable given how bad of a shape they were in.
It’s still unclear what Joe Gatt will do with these recordings. After the painstaking effort of restoring them they must be worth a pretty penny.