Prince is among the latest additions to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. Prince and the Revolution's timeless 1984 soundtrack Purple Rain is now being preserved as a national historic treasure.
Joining Prince and the Revolution in this years' class of inductees are Donna Summers' "I Feel Love," Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors", Leonard Bernstein's 1943 New York Philharmonic debut, the 1912 "Come Down Ma Evenin' Star," the only surviving recording of Lillian Russell, The Vince Guaraldi Trio's soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas, the pioneering 1979 hip-hop classic "Rapper's Delight" from The Sugarhill Gang, Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man/Bo Diddley," and the Grateful Dead's 1977 Live at Barton Hall concert.
The selections span the years 1888 to 1984 and bring the total number of recordings in the registry to 350.
by RTT Staff Writer
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