Bob Marley and Blur's record studio for multi-million pound makeover

London's Sarm Studios to be 'born again for the digital age'

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A London recording studio used by the likes of Bob Marley, Blur and The Rolling Stones is set to undergo a multi-million pound renovation.

Sarm Studios, which is located in Notting Hill, London, has also previously been used by artists including Queen, Led Zeppelin and The Clash but will now undergo a makeover to help it "cater for the next generation".

According to The Sun, studio owner Trevor Horn will restructure the building’s existing five studios into two new studios, using money generated from redeveloping part of the property into mews houses and flats.

Reggae legend Marley reportedly lived in a flat above the studios for a year while The Rolling Stones recorded downstairs, while Queen also recorded their iconic single 'We Are The Champions' at Sarm in 1977.

In 1984, meanwhile, it was used as the recording studio for the Band Aid charity single 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?', which featured artists including Bono, George Michael and Sting.

Other artists who have also recorded at Sarm include Take That, Iron Maiden and Depeche Mode.

Horn’s daughter Ally Horn said: "We're hoping Sarm will be born again for the digital age, so we can cater for the next generation. We've always been cutting edge and it's about keeping up with that."

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