The Stand Appendix (of sorts...)

The Stand is full of references from popular culture to shakespeare. I thought it would be cool to keep a list, so if you find something in the text that's a reference to pre existing literature, music, or whatever, post here!

Verileah 16 years ago
The dedication reads: To Tabby. The Dark Chest of Wonders. I thought this might be in reference to the song by Nightwish but the book predates the song! Any other ideas of where this phrase might be from, or is this a King-ism?

Song lyrics before the prologue:
Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen
Don't Fear the Reaper by the Blue Oyster Cult
The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag by Country Joe and the Fish

Before the prologue we are presented with a quote by Edward Dorn:
"We need help, the Poet reckoned."

If anyone can find out what the full source for that quote is I'd be much obliged.

Before chapter 1
Boogie Fever by The Sylvers
The quote by Larry Underwood is all King - I suppose I could try to scrape together the lyrics but you'll read it in the book anyway .
Verileah 16 years ago
There are multiple references to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in this book; I believe the first is in chapter twelve, when Frannie reflects on her father's workshop and compares it to Bilbo's home, but there are others, probably too numerous to name. This is a popular reference for King and appears in many other books.
Verileah 16 years ago
Chapter 21 has Starkey quoting WB Yeats' Second Coming