Hearing Room 3
Presented By: Litquake
On the 125th anniversary birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien, we celebrate the author’s most improbable and continuing legacy. With The Hobbit (1939) and The Lord of the Rings (1954/55), Tolkien’s mythology infiltrated the counterculture via Pink Floyd’s “The Gnome” (1967) and Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On” (1969): “’Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair.” What is it about Tolkien that encourages bands to sing about wizards and elves and hobbits?