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New BARD Additions: January 2024

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today's blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in January 2024 by the NLS Music Section.

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Rock On! “Stairway to Heaven” Turns 50

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog post takes a look at "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin on the eve of its 50th birthday. Materials from the NLS Music Collection on rock music and guitars are featured.

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The Festival That Changed American Music

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Nearly 50 years ago today marked the beginning of the Monterey International Pop Festival, one of the first rock festivals in the United States. Nowadays, rock festivals are a common occurrence, happening in various locations year-round. Back in 1967, though, the rock festival was not common. Monterey helped change all that, as the rock festival …

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Now…That’s Entertainment!

Posted by: Mary Dell Jenkins

Summertime, and the living is easy… …Except here at the NLS Music Section where we use the time to update our catalogs and circulars. In the near future, we will be offering a new version of the former Instructional Cassette Recordings Catalog. But because of the growth of the collection it will be divided into two separate catalogs. …