'Stand by Me' among 25 recordings being preserved at Library of Congress

March 25, 2015 1:03 PM

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WASHINGTON -- One of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress, along with recordings from Joan Baez, The Righteous Brothers and Radiohead.

Twenty-five sound recordings that span from 1890 to 1999 are being added Wednesday to the library's National Recording Registry. Each year the library chooses recordings that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

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