June 1, 2023

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2023 National Recording Registry additions: John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Madonna and “Super Mario Bros.”

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Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” John Lennon’s “Imagine,” the Madonna album “Like a Virgin,” and the theme music from the Nintendo video game “Super Mario Bros.” all now share a unique distinction: they are some of the latest recordings being added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, to be preserved for future generations.

On Wednesday the Library announced 25 audio recordings — the oldest dating back to 1908 — that are being inducted to the Registry, a compendium of sound recordings deemed representative of America’s artistic, cultural and historic treasures.

Also selected this year: “Déjà Vu,” one of the rock era’s greatest albums, by the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; John Denver’s nostalgic ballad, “Take Me Home, Country Roads”;…

2023-04-12 03:00:16

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