A surprising amount of bands have named themselves directly from literary sources.
Boo Radleys got their name from a character from the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and published in 1960.
Level 42 took their name from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, written by Douglas Adams.
Gothic metal band Paradise Lost were inspired by the epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton.
German-Swiss author Hermann Hesse wrote “Steppenwolf”, a novel published in 1927.
Uriah Heep is a fictional character created by Charles Dickens in his novel “David Copperfield”, and the name of a heavy metal band that formed in London in 1969.