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‘Sounds of Silence,’ ‘Twist’ among Recording Registry additions

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WASHINGTON — Simon and Garfunkel’s song “Sounds of Silence,” which was written amid the turmoil following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, will join Chubby Checker’s 1960s dance hit “The Twist” as two of 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress. These are just a few sounds of the 20th century added to the National Recording Registry on Thursday for long-term preservation due to their cultural, artistic and historic importance. The library said ...

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