Mick Jagger - Never-before-heard Interviews With Music Icons Donated To Library Of Congress

A treasure trove of never-before-heard interviews featuring singers Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler and Bo Diddley have been donated to America's Library of Congress for historical safe-keeping.
Music executive Joe Smith, who signed such acts as the Grateful Dead and the Eagles, spoke with more than 200 musicians about their lives and most-guarded secrets and now he's donated his entire collection of candid chats to the cultural preservation centre in Washington, D.C.
According to Smith, the recordings will uncover several revelations about the world's greatest icons, including confessions from Tyler about his drug problems and Diddley's thoughts of his own death, and he's excited to share his work with the public.
He says, "In recent years, it dawned on me that, if anything, the significance of recollections from Jerry Lee Lewis, Mick Jagger, Smokey Robinson, Ahmet Ertegun, Herb Alpert, Ruth Brown and all the other notables I was fortunate enough to interview, are truly part of the fabric of our cultural history...
"I hope that generations to come will benefit from hearing the voices of these brilliant artists and industry luminaries recounting their personal histories. I'm just thrilled that the Library of Congress has agreed to preserve and safeguard these audio artefacts."


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Finally rock music is considered as culture. About time!
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