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List of famous music books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular music books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best music novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

This list below has everything from Spring Awakening to The Moviegoer.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best music books?" and "What are the most famous music books?"

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable music titles on Amazon with just one click.

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154. Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
154. Walk the Line Johnny Cash

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4ad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
4ad Rob Young

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A Band of Angels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
A Band of Angels Deborah Hopkinson

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A fiddle for Angus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
A fiddle for Angus Budge Wilson

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A Romance on Three Legs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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A Wind Harp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
A Wind Harp Cilla McQueen

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Aaron Carter Come Get It is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Aaron Carter Come Get It James Preller

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Across the Great Divide is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Across the Great Divide Barney Hoskyns

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After Tupac and D Foster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
After Tupac and D Foster Jacqueline Woodson

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All Night Long... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
All Night Long... Mick Wall

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All We Are Saying is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
All We Are Saying David Sheff

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Alternative Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Alternative Rock Dave Thompson

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Always Room for One More is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Always Room for One More Sorche Nic Leodhas

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American Heretics is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
American Heretics Ben Myers

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And They All Sang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
And They All Sang Studs Terkel

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Antonio Vivaldi and the Baroqu... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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APHC Comedy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
APHC Comedy Garrison Keillor

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Ayres and Observations is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Ayres and Observations Thomas Campion

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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Backstreet Boys Michael Heatley

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Ballads is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Ballads Charles Vess

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Ballads, Romances And Songs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Ballads, Romances And Songs Robert Dwyer Joyce

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Bat Chain Puller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Bat Chain Puller Kurt Loder

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Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Beastie Boys Michael Heatley

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Beat Merchants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Beat Merchants Alan Clayson

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Beauty and the Beast/Book and ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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Beethoven (Life & Times Series... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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Before John Was a Jazz Giant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Before John Was a Jazz Giant Carole Boston Weatherford

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Benjamin Britten and Samuel Ba... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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Black Chord is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Black Chord Vivien Goldman

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Black Water is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Black Water Joyce Carol Oates

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Blue Moo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Blue Moo Sandra Boynton

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Blues journey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Blues journey Walter Dean Myers

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Blues Singers, The is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Blues Singers, The Julius Lester

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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Bon Jovi Mick Wall

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Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue Mark Kurlansky

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Boogers and Snot is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Boogers and Snot Larry Gatlin

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Book of Chants is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Book of Chants Arthur Foote

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Brilliant Corners is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Brilliant Corners Chris Sheridan

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Careless Love: The Unmaking of... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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Cattail Moon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Cattail Moon Jean Thesman

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Chopin and Other Musical Essay... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Chopin and Other Musical Essays Henry Theophilus Finck

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Cider with Roadies is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Cider with Roadies Stuart Maconie

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Clapton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Clapton Ray Coleman

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Classical Music in America is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Classical Music in America Joseph Horowitz

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Composition In Retrospect is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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Conventional Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Conventional Wisdom Susan McClary

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Correspondence Of Wagner And L... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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Country is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Country Nick Tosches

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Covent Garden, the Untold Stor... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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Da Capo Best Music Writing 200... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels