'Sound of Music,' 'Rumours' albums deemed U.S. national treasures

From Reuters - March 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The soundtrack from The Sound of Music, Fleetwood Macs 1977 album Rumours and the 1984 song Footloose were among 25 recordings deemed national treasures on Wednesday and worthy of preserving by the U.S. Library of Congress.

Tony Bennetts signature song I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets, and the Temptations 1964 classic My Girl were also among the titles selected for their cultural and historical significance and admitted to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in a statement that the recordings, spanning 1911-1996, reflected landmark moments, diverse cultures and shared memories in U.S. culture.

The titles announced on Wednesday bring the total number on the registry to 500. Each year, 25 recordings that are at least 10 years old are selected.

The Sound of Music soundtrack from the 1965 Oscar-winning movie musical was deemed a beloved, multi-generational, cornerstone of American life.


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