ARC was founded by its current director B.George, previously a collaborator with John Peel in the UK and who donated his own collection of 47,000 records, and David Wheeler in 1985. Based in TriBeCa, it now boasts a truly mammoth collection of three million sound recordings and more than 90 million songs in total. Among ARC's Board of Advisors are luminaries such as David Bowie, Youssou N'Dour, Keith Richards, Martin Scorsese and Paul Simon.
ARC is a not-for-profit music library and performs a vital role in preserving the history of popular music. Please take a moment to support them by making a donation, adopting a record or becoming a friend of the collection here.
Also, I insist you take a good look around their fabulous website, hidden in which you will discover gems like the Almost Beatles page. Here's a sample... click through for information about each record and to see lots more.