May 14, 2008 20:22

'Thriller' added to US National Recording Registry

Classic album among those added by Library Of Congress

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Classic Michael Jackson album ‘Thriller’ was among twenty-five recordings added to the US National Recording Registry today (May 14), as part of the Library Of Congress’ plan to preserve “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” recordings.

Herbie Hancock’s ‘Headhunters’, as well as material from Roy Orbison, Smokey Robinson and Duke Ellington were also included in the registry as were the 1977 record of Earth sounds that flew aboard the spacecraft Voyager and Harry Truman's Democratic National Convention speech in 1948.

Navajo songs were also included this year, as were recordings of New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia reading comics aloud for a group of children in 1945, reports the Associated Press.

25 recordings are added to the registry each year, compiled
from a Library of Congress preservation board and online suggestions from the public.

--By our New York staff.
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