Everly Brothers 1960 Hit Included in National Recording Registry

Apr 2, 2014

Promotional material from the Everly Brothers' 'Homecoming Concerts' in Muhlenberg County
Credit Emil Moffatt

The Library of Congress has unveiled the list of this year’s 25 additions to the National Recording Registry.

Among the recordings – the Everly Brothers 1960 hit “Cathy’s Clown”, which was recorded at the RCA “Studio B” in Nashville.

Earlier this year, Muhlenberg County held a celebration of life for Phil Everly, who died January 3rd.  Everly and his brother Don held a series of charity concerts in their family’s hometown in Western Kentucky in the 1980s and 1990s.    

The National Recording Registry was designed to preserve recordings that are "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant."

Also included on this list was a song from the late 1890s called “The Laughing Song”  by George Washington Johnson, as well as recordings of President Lyndon B. Johnson during his years in the White House.