The Everly Brothers and Buck Owens Are Among The Artists Honored By The National Recording Registry
(AP) – Years from now, people will still be able to listen to “Cathy’s Clown” by the Everly Brothers. The Library of Congress has chosen that song and 24 other recordings for its National Recording Registry. It’s meant to preserve recordings of cultural, artistic or historical significance.
“Theme From ‘Shaft”‘ by Isaac Hayes is included, as is “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Albums that are included are U2’s “Joshua Tree,” Linda Ronstadt‘s “Heart Like A Wheel” and Buck Owens‘ “Carnegie Hall Concert.” Jeff Buckley’s rendition of “Hallelujah” is included for turning Leonard Cohen’s song into a “cultural phenomenon.”