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Boo Radley


Today is Harper Lee’s birthday (thank you Rare Book Room)… and everyone has read the high school required To Kill A Mockingbird. The details of the book slowly faded from memory, except for the names of the main characters, specifically Boo Radley. The reason it stayed with me for so long was in part due to the musical band The Boo Radleys.

It’s fascinating (and telling) how many musical groups take their names from books or elements of literature. A quick look at some:

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2 Responses to “Boo Radley”

  1. I’d have to say that I didn’t like the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie much at all. The old one was way better.

  2. You can’t forget Steely Dan. They were named after an, um, item that appears in Burroughs Naked Lunch