Exactly 30 years ago today, January 17th 1981, 19-year old Pål Waaktaar appeared in the Oslo newspaper Aftenposten, urging people to help with any info regarding a break-in at the Sound Art Studio.
He and the three other members of the band Poem – Magne Furuholmen, Viggo Bondi and Øystein Jevanord – had been working for several months on a new album, but now all the tapes had been stolen.
Viggo’s rare Gibson Les Paul bass guitar had also vanished.
“Those tapes are worth so much more to us than the thieves. Can’t we please get them back?”, Pål pleaded.
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