06/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Coolest Rock Songs Inspired By Literature

Leather trousers; guitar; library card: for all rock'n'roll's upfront priapism, its back pocket has long contained a battered paperback. It might not have started that way -- book-learning is hardly the main concern of Be Bop a Lula or All Shook Up -- but by the Sixties pop music was aiming for the head as well as the heart and the groin.

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