The Lord of the rings and the rock-n-roll: how the Tolkien-inspired Led Zeppelin to write hits

Властелин колец и рок-н-ролл: как Толкин вдохновил Led Zeppelin на написание хитов

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128 years ago, January 3, 1892 was born the legendary J. R. R. Tolkien. The author of the cult novel “the Lord of the rings” became the progenitor of a new genre in the world literature and had an impact not only on the writers of later years, but for the music.

When Tolkien first published his “the Hobbit” he had no idea that the book will serve in some degree of development of rock-n-roll and spawn whole genres in music, associated with a colourful, imaginary worlds in which elves, dwarves, orcs and, of course, hobbits.

Властелин колец и рок-н-ролл: как Толкин вдохновил Led Zeppelin на написание хитов

After “the Lord of the rings” quickly became a cult classic after being published in 1954, a whole generation of future hippies were literally fascinated by this work. This is not surprising, because all of these fantastic creatures of middle — earth and elves, wizards, hobbits, and so coincided with the ideals of the “flower children”, which sought to reconnect with nature, rejecting the aggressive, industrial world in which they were born.

But the book Tolkien would not have caused such interest among these populations, if they are not promoted one of the greatest rock and roll bands – Led Zeppelin.

The influence of Tolkien on the lyrics Robert plant first appeared in the second album, simply titled Led Zeppelin II, which includes stylish song “Ramble On” – fantasy on the theme of middle-earth, where the protagonist goes after his beloved, who met in Mordor, but not saved from the grasping hands of Gollum.

“T’was in the darkest depth of Mordor/ I met a girl so fair / But Gollum, the evil one crept up/ And slipped away with her” (In the darkest depths of Mordor I met a beautiful girl, but the evil Gollum crept up and stole it from me) – the song says.

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In 1971, Robert plant decided to continue to use images of the world of middle-earth in the track “Misty Mountain Hop”, where it felt obvious Association with some moments of the first section of “the Hobbit”.

This album contains another song inspired by the Lord of the rings — it has a hint of the epic battle on Pelenashki Fields, which occurs in the final book of the Saga.

“The dark Lord is gaining strength this night, I hear the clatter of horses’ hoofs in the valley below. I’m waiting for the angels of avalon, I’m waiting for light from the East”.

The influence of Tolkien can also be found in later works of Led Zeppelin, such as the song “Over the Hills and Far Away” from the 1973 album Houses of the Holy. “The hobbit”.

In it Robert plant refers to several events in “the hobbit”. One of them is the game of riddles played by Bilbo and Gollum. .

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