Bob Marley Master Recordings, Concert Footage Destoryed In Studio Fire

By Allen Starbury  |  08/05/2010

Bob MarleySeveral of reggae legend Bob Marley's master recordings and personal belongings were destroyed in a studio fire in Aburi, Ghana recently.

According to the Toronto Sun, tapes of master recordings, as well as footage of Marley performances were lost in the blaze, which were stored at the solar-powered studio established by Marley's wife Rita, who has lived in Africa for the past decade.

The complex, called Studio One, was set to officially open in June -- a month after it was ravaged by a blaze.

Initial reports suggested the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

Despite the setback, Rita Marley insists she will rebuild the complex.

Work on the studio was originally completed in early 2009, but the launch was delayed because Rita was out of the country.