Saturday, May 13, 2006

Proof That EVERYONE Was On Drugs In The 60s

Okay, I figure my first actual post should be something stupid like you normally see on blogs. I had heard this, but never seen it. Just remember, he wasn't famous then. You'd have done it for the chicken feed they offered too, and you would have smiled just like Spock.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins by Leonard Nimoy:





Addendum: Fraggle asked, "Was this intended for 60s television in North America, being as Tolkien was not published until 1976 in the United States?"

Hmm, interestingly I see mac.com has had to take it down because someone complained that it was a copyright violation. Luckily for me, Google is hosting this copy and I just embedded their code in my site. I've discovered that the copyright on this is indeed 1968, but the video is apparently from Nimoy's guest spot on a show called Malibu U. This particular episode aired July 28, 1967. I found a site here citing the first date of American publication of The Fellowship of the Ring in October of 1954, and this Wikipedia site places the first American Publishing of The Hobbit in 1938. Don't know if it was popular by the 60s, but apparently somebody had heard of it.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Federico said...

Wow....

Very nice....

5/14/2006 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was this intended for 60s television in North America, being as Tolkien was not published until 1976 in the United States?

- fraggle

5/21/2006 7:02 PM  
Blogger J. Aaron Brown said...

Hmm, interestingly I see mac.com has had to take it down because someone complained that it was a copyright violation. Luckily for me, Google is hosting this copy and I just embedded their code in my site. I've discovered that the copyright on this is indeed 1968, but the video is apparently from Nimoy's guest spot on a show called Malibu U. This particular episode aired July 28, 1967. I found a site here citing the first date of American publication of The Fellowship of the Ring in October of 1954, and this Wikipedia site places the first American Publishing of The Hobbit in 1938. Don't know if it was popular by the 60s, but apparently somebody had heard of it.

5/21/2006 7:55 PM  

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