Acts among those selected to have their recordings preserved

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[b]REM[/b], [b]Tupac Shakur[/b] and [b]Patti Smith[/b] are among the acts who have been inducted into the [b]Library Of Congress[/b]’ [b]National Recording Registry[/b].

As Reuters reports, the research library preserves “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” works which are at least 10 years old.

Featuring both songs and albums, this year’s selection features music from as early as 1913 up until 1995.

Of the list of 25, [b]REM[/b]’s 1981 single [b]’Radio Free Europe'[/b], [b]Patti Smith[/b]’s 1975 album [b]’Horses'[/b] and [b]Tupac Shakur[/b]’s 1995 song [b]’Dear Mama'[/b] are arguably the most well known entrants to the registry.

Others acts inducted include [b]Willie Nelson[/b]’s 1975 album [b]’Red Headed Stranger'[/b], [b]Little Richard[/b]’s 1955 single [b]’Tutti Frutti'[/b] and [b]Howlin’ Wolf[/b]’s 1956 track [b]’Smokestack Lightning'[/b].

In conserving the recordings, the [b]Library Of Congress[/b] will preserve and maintain the artist’s music and make them available to the American public.

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