Bob Marley: Thousands of orignal recordings missing from archives

KINGSTON, Jamaica- One insider in Jamaica calls it “a national disgrace.” A huge collection of 1970s music has turned up missing from the archives from the former Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation. Authorities say among the music that has “walked” from the archive are recordings by reggae legends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Musicians and former employees of the broadcasting firm say it’s all the government’s fault. They say authorities should have done a better job of protecting the archives. In addition to the records and CDs, the archives also contain vidoes like the 1978 “One Love Peace Concert,” in which Marley called two bitter Jamaican political rivals onstage to join hands.

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