Coleridge's most famous work, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was first published in 1798 as part of the Lyrical Ballads, a collection of poems by Coleridge and his friend William Wordsworth. It was republished in Coleridge's bundle Sibylline Leaves in 1817.
The poem inspired heavy metal band Iron Maiden to a thirteen minute epic drama.
Another one of Coleridge's most enduring poems, Kubla Khan, or a Vision in a Dream. A Fragment., first published 1816, inspired Xanadu, a song of eleven minutes by Canadian rockgroup Rush in 1977, as well as Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 1984 debut album title song Welcome to the Pleasuredome.