9:30 Coffee Break: Rockers who are Authors

Inside Muswell Hill Bookshop
Packed shelves at a bookshop (Rachel H - Creative Commons)

As the MPR Member Drive continues, we're celebrating #MPRBooksDay. There are a number of thank-you gifts to make music-minded readers very happy.

And it turns out there are a lot of musical artists who have had a turn at writing books. Many rockers have authored autobiographies, and we've been featuring them in The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club. There are even some artists who have had a turn at writing fiction — even kids' books.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by musicians who are also authors? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Keith Richards "Take it So Hard"
Patti Smith "Gloria"
The Decemberists "The Rake's Song"
Bob Dylan "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)"
Talking Heads "Wild Wild Life"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.

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