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Al Green, Steely Dan, Captain Beefheart recordings headed to Library of Congress; Britney Spears songwriter defends Britney Spears; Bryan Ferry falls ill


Let’s stay together: Al Green’s definitive 1971 single has been added to the National Recording Registry. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

- Britney Spears doesn’t get much songwriting credit on her new album “Femme Fatale” and one of her songwriters has taken to the blogosphere to explain why that’s a good thing.

- Brit rock vet Bryan Ferry has checked into a hospital for some tests. A spokesperson says he’s been feeling lousy for some time. Get well soon, Bryan.

- Clicky shuffle - your random song for Wednesday morning:

Dennis Wilson, “River Song”

Chris Richards is The Washington Post's pop music critic. He has recently written about David Bowie's legacy of reinvention, Beyoncé's Super Bowl victory, viral go-go covers and rock star death waves.

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