Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Tupac and More Inducted into Library of Congress Registry

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Punk rock icon Patti Smith is among the newest batch of inductees to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.
You may not necessarily associate popular music with the Library of Congress, but a few recent inductees have just made the catalog a little bit cooler. NME reports that the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry's recent inductees include:

  • R.E.M.'s single "Radio Free Europe"

  • Patti Smith's album Horses

  • Tupac Shakur's song "Dear Mama"

  • Willie Nelson's album Red Headed Stranger

  • Little Richard's single "Tutti Frutti"

  • Howlin' Wolf's song "Smokestack Lightning"

  • Now these recordings will be forever preserved and made available to the public. But since the Library takes recordings from 1913 to 1995, you gotta wonder why it took them so long to get a hold of these...

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