For a complete listing of and more information on the new selections, you can read the online press release or visit the registry site, which includes information on all 250 recordings since 2002, as well each individual lists for each year, and background on the NRR board and making nominations.
Herbie Hancock has received other accolades from the Library, as he was named a Living Legend in April 2008. Others joining him in that honor were racing champion Mario Andretti, veteran journalists Bob Schieffer and Cokie Roberts, baseball hall-of-famer Frank Robinson, author David McCullough, civil rights activist Julian Bond and the Library’s own James H. Billington, 13th Librarian of Congress.
Established during its Bicentennial celebration in 2000, the Library of Congress' "Living Legend" award is selected by the Library's curators and subject specialists to honor artists, writers, activists, filmmakers, physicians, entertainers, sports figures and public servants who have made significant contributions to America's diverse cultural, scientific and social heritage. More information on all 91 can be found at the Living Legends Web site. Included are bios, images and a list of related Library resources appropriate for each honoree. You can also find information on the Library’s other awards and honors, such as the Kluge Prize and Poets Laureate.
A. Thriller album. Album cover: Epic QE 38112. 1982. Reproduction Information: Not available for reproduction.
B. Herbie Hancock receives Library of Congress Living Legend Award. Photo by Michaela McNichol. 2008. Reproduction Information: Not available for reproduction.