A recent New York Times investigation revealed that the original master tapes of classic albums and singles were lost in a 2008 warehouse fire. Original masters of Nirvana, R.E.M., John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, Eminem, Aretha Franklin, Nine Inch Nails, Ray Charles, Tupac, Janet Jackson, Beck, Snoop Dogg, and others were lost.

The original reporting shifted the focus towards video content and theme park damage. However, it was also reported that almost all of Buddy Holly’s original masters were lost, along with most of John Coltrane’s Impulse Records.


– Intern Reece