On March 21, 2013, the Library of Congress named 25 audio recordings to be preserved as part of its National Recording Registry, an audio collection of America's cultural, artistic and historic treasures. The Registry contains commercial recordings of every music genre, as well as radio broadcasts, documentary and news recordings.
Among the artists whose work will be preserved for future generations are Chubby Checker (pictured 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