On March 21, 2013, the Library of Congress announced its annual additions to the National Recording Registry, a collection of sound recordings to be preserved as representative of America's cultural, artistic and historic treasures. Contained on the Registry are commercial recordings of every music genre, as well as radio broadcasts, news and documentary recordings.
This year's 25 additions (which bring the total number of recordings preserved on the Registry to 375) include recordings by musical artists as diverse as Chubby Checker (left, with Conway Twitty and Dick Clark), Janis Joplin, Van Cliburn, Artie Shaw, Simon & Garfunkel, The Ramones, Philip Glass, and The Bee Gees.
By clicking through this gallery you may also listen to audio samples of the latest additions.
By CBSNews.com senior producer David Morgan
Credit: New York World-Telegram/Sun Collection, Library of Congress