TIL in the 1960s The Beatles wanted to make their own version of The Lord of the Rings, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring John Lennon as Gollum and Paul McCartney as Frodo. However, Tolkien didn’t give them the rights to his work.

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one ringo to rule them all

bumjiggy

People don’t realize how controversial the Beatles were. A lot of older folks thought that they were the end of civilization.

doowgad1

>“In a house three doors away dwells a member of a group of young men who are evidently aiming to turn themselves into a Beatle Group. On days when it falls to his turn to have a practice session the noise is indescribable.” Tolkien writing to a friend about a neighbours band in 1964.

idreamofpikas

We all dodged a bullet with that decision.

misterquipster

Legolas (in the Sky with Diamonds)

MiddlebrowFuckup83