published Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Sounds of Simon, Garfunkel chosen for preservation

By BRETT ZONGKER

WASHINGTON (AP) — A popular tune written after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Chubby Checker’s 1960s dance hit “The Twist” will be among 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

On Thursday, the library is announcing its newest additions to the National Recording Registry.

The 1966 album “Sounds of Silence” by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel is among them. Their song “The Sound of Silence” from the aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination 50 years ago had initially flopped — but became a hit after it was re-edited. That prompted the duo to reunite and quickly record another album.

Garfunkel says he’s thrilled and flattered to have his work preserved in the Library of Congress. He says the hit album was a life changer for both performers.

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