(compiled by Janell Duxbury)

Benson, Joe. Uncle Joe's Record Guide: Progressive Rock. Glendale, CA: J. Benson Unlimited, 1989.

Bergman, Billy. Recombinant Do.Re.Mi: Frontiers of the Rock Era. New York: Quill, 1985.

Charlton, Katherine. Rock Music Styles. Dubuque: Wm. C. Brown, 1990.

Covach, John and Walter Everett. American Rock and the Classical Music Tradition. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic, 2000. (Contemporary Music Review, vol. 18, no. 4)

Curtis, James M. Rock Eras: Interpretations of Music and Society, 1954-1984. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1987.

Deweppe, Alexander. Van Paganini tot Petrucci, Evolutie van klassiek citaat in vijftig jaar rockgeschiedenis. Gent, Belgium: Universiteit Gent (dissertation), 2006. Complete text at:

Doerschuk, Bob. Rock Keyboard. New York: Quill, 1985.

Duxbury, Janell R. Rockin' the Classics and Classicizin' the Rock: A Selectively Annotated Discography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985.

Duxbury, Janell R. Rockin' the Classics and Classicizin' the Rock: A Selectively Annotated Discography: First Supplement. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1991.

Duxbury, Janell R. Rockin' the Classics and Classicizin' the Rock: A Selectively Annotated Discography: Second Supplement. Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris, 2000.

Duxbury, Janell R. "The Nexus of Classical and Rock." Progression, no.39 (Summer 2001), pp. 70-74. Complete Text

Gómez, Guillermo Delis. Rock Progresivo en Espańa como Contracultura en los Ańos del Tardofranquismo: Canarios y Ciclos. Madrid: Universidad Complutense de Madrid (dissertation), 2017. Complete text at:

Graves, Barry. "Classic Goes Pop." Musik und Bildung, vol. 5 (April 1973), pp. 181-183.

Greckel, Wil. "Rock and Nineteenth-Century Romanticism: Social and Cultural Parallels." Journal of Musicological Research, vol. 3 (1979), pp. 177-202.

Gress, Jesse. Classical Riffs for Guitar. London, New York, Sydney: Amsco Publications, 1989.

Halbscheffel, Bernward. Rockmusik und klassisch-romantische Bildungstradition. Berlin: Halbscheffel Verlag, 2001. Berlin: Freie Universitat Berlin (dissertation), 2000. Complete text at:

Halbscheffel, Bernward. Rock barock – Rockmusik und klassisch-romantische Bildungstradition. Berlin: Halbscheffel Verlag, 2001.

Heller, Craig. From Metal to Mozart: the Rock and Roll Guide to Classical Music. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994.

Josephson, Nors S. "Bach Meets Liszt: Traditional Formal Structures and Performance Practices in Progressive Rock." Musical Quarterly, vol.76, no. 1 (Spring 1992), pp. 67-92.

Kilian, Gerald. "Historisierende Stiladaptationen der Popmusik." Musik und Bildung, vol. 23, no. 5 (September/October 1991), pp. 55-59.

Kneif, Tibor. "Roll Over Beethoven: Zur Beethoven-Rezeption in der Rockmusik." Musik und Bildung, vol. 8 (October 1976), p. 535.

Kozinn, Allan. "The Role of Rock." Symphony, (January/February 1990), pp. 49-52, 67.

Krowicki, Marek. Contemporary Rock Formations: Rock Elements in Classical Music. Montreal: McGill University (dissertation), 2015. Complete text at: ContemporaryRockFormationsRockElementsInClassicalMusic.pdf.

Limbacher, James L. The Song List: A Guide to Contemporary Music From Classical Sources. Ann Arbor: Pierian Press, 1973.

Lucky, Jerry. The Progressive Rock Files. Burlington, Ontario: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc., 1998.

Macan, Edward L. Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Macan, Edward L. "'The Spirit of Albion' in Twentieth-Century English Popular Music: Vaughan Williams, Holst and the Progressive Rock Movement." Music Review, vol. 53, no. 2 (May 1992), pp. 100-125.

Martin, Bill. Listening to the Future: the Time of Progressive Rock, 1968-1978. Chicago: Open Court, 1998.

Matson, Joseph R. Intertextuality in Popular Music after 1965. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota (dissertation), 2016. Complete text at: Intertextuality in Popular Music after 1965.pdf

Meltzer, Richard. The Aesthetics of Rock. New York: Something Else Press, 1970 (New York: Da Capo, 1987 reprint).

Miller, Jim. Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. New York: Rolling Stone Press, 1980 (rev. ed.).

Music: the Rock-Classic Connection. Capetown: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Pattison, Robert. The Triumph of Vulgarity: Rock Music in the Mirror of Romanticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Pirenne, Christophe. Le Rock Progressif Anglais: 1967-1977. Paris: Champion, 2005.

Polkow, Dennis. "Rock Meets Classical." Musical America, vol. 112, no. 1 (January/February 1992), pp. 16-21.

Prato, Paolo. "Musical Kitsch: Close Encounters Between Pops and Classics." Popular Music Perspectives 2. Goteborg: International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), 1985, pp. 375-386.

Rock and the Classics. Minneapolis: University Media Resources, University of Minnesota, 1975 (videorecording).

"Roll Over, Chuck Berry...And Tell Gloria Estefan the News! That Rock/Classical Crossover In Full." Q, no. 78 (1993), pp. 52-54.

Schaeffer, John. New Sounds. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.

Schuler, Manfred. "Rockmusik und Kunstmusik der Vergangenheit." Archiv fur Musik-Wissenschaft, vol. 35 (1978), pp. 135-150.

Shingler, Joseph J. "Renaissance of Progressive Rock: The Pioneers and the Revivalists." DISCoveries, (June 1990), pp. 30-33.

Stuessy, Joe. Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990 (2nd ed. 1994, 3rd ed. 1999, 4th ed. 2003).

Stump, Paul. The Music's All That Matters: A History of Progressive Rock. London: Quartet Books, 1997.

Vaculíková, Jana. Neoklasický styl rocku na příkladu tvorby Y. Malmsteena (A Neoclassical Style of Rock as Represented by the Work of Y. Malmsteen). Olomouc, Czech Republic: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci (dissertation), 2015. Complete text at:

Walser, Robert. "Eruptions: Heavy Metal Appropriations of Classical Virtuosity." Popular Music, vol. 11, no. 3 (1992), pp. 263-308. (Article also appears as a chapter in Robert Walser's book Running with the Devil: Power, Gender and Madness in Heavy Metal Music. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1993 and his Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1991).

Weinstein, Robert V. "Rock and Classical: Happy Mixture of Longhairs." Senior Scholastic, (October 31, 1974), pp. 26-27.

Wessel, Matthias. "'Classic Goes Pop' und 'Pop Goes Classic'." Musik und Bildung, vol. 24, no. 4 (July/August 1992), pp. 57-61.