The White House has a secret record collection containing vinyl records from the Sex Pistols and Barry Manilow.
The grandson of the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter, John Chuldenko, has confirmed the existence of the 97-year-old Democrat’s extensive vinyl collection from the year he took office in 1977.
There are more than 1,800 records, including the controversial punk record “Never Mind the B*******s, Here’s the Sex Pistols,” which was released the same year Carter became president.
According to the Daily Star newspaper, John said: “It threw me down this rabbit hole.”
Upon contacting the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, he received an email stating, “Dear John: Yes, we have a collection of documents stored in a secure offsite facility.”
Records of the Beatles and Sir Elton John have also been hidden.
The collection has not been touched since 1977.
Carter isn’t the only music fanatic former president.
Barack Obama – who served as the 44th President of the United States between 2009 and 2017 – still posts playlists of his favorite artists today.
In 2021, the 60-year-old politician revealed that Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce and the Beatles were on his shower playlist.
Speaking during an episode of Spotify’s original podcast “Renegades: Born in the USA,” Obama told his co-host Springsteen, “I sing in the shower, I sing out of the shower.
“I’m not shy about singing… My daughters and my wife sometimes roll their eyes.”
Nine songs from The Boss were selected, including “Born in the USA” – both the studio version and a live take recorded at the Walter Kerr Theater in New York – “My Father’s House”, “Born To Run” and “My Hometown”. ‘.
The Fab Four also performed with ‘Come Together’ alongside Elvis Presley (‘All Shook Up’), Joni Mitchell (‘Help Me’), Sam Cooke (‘A Change Is Gonna Come’) and Public Enemy (‘ Harder Than You Think’).
Beyonce’s “Freedom” and Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” also made the list.