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'''Led Zeppelin''' was an English rock band active in the 1960s and 1970s. Many fans believe that lyrics to several Led Zeppelin songs were inspired from [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s works whilst nothing that one of Robert Plant's dogs was named [[Strider (Aragorn)|Strider]].
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'''Led Zeppelin''' was an English rock band active between [[1968]] and [[1980]], consisting of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. Many fans believe that lyrics to several Led Zeppelin songs were inspired from [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s works whilst noting that one of Robert Plant's dogs was named [[Strider (Aragorn)|Strider]].
  
 
==Songs with alleged Tolkien influence==
 
==Songs with alleged Tolkien influence==
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"'''The Battle of Evermore'''"
 
"'''The Battle of Evermore'''"
:Mentions the [[Ringwraiths]]. It also mentions the "Prince of Peace", a messianic-like figure who could be [[Frodo]] or [[Aragorn]], who "embraced the gloom" and "walked the night alone"; and a "Queen of Light".
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:Mentions the [[Ringwraiths]]. It also mentions the "Prince of Peace", a messianic-like figure who could be [[Frodo]] or [[Aragorn]], who "embraced the gloom" and "walked the night alone". Also a "Queen of Light" is mentioned, alluding to [[Galadriel]].
  
 
"'''Ramble On'''"
 
"'''Ramble On'''"
 
:Mentions [[Gollum]] and [[Mordor]],
 
:Mentions [[Gollum]] and [[Mordor]],
  
"Stairway to Heaven" has also been misinterpreted<ref>{{webcite|articlename=Exclusions|articleurl=http://www.tolkien-music.com/exclusions.html|website=TM|accessed=12 October 2012}}</ref> to have Tolkienian references such as the line "''There's a feeling I get when I look to the [[West]] And my spirit is crying for leaving''".
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"Stairway to Heaven" has also been misinterpreted<ref>{{webcite|articlename=Exclusions|articleurl=http://www.tolkien-music.com/exclusions.html|website=TM|accessed=12 October 2012}}</ref> to have Tolkienian references such as the line "''There's a feeling I get when I look to the [[Uttermost West|West]] And my spirit is crying for leaving''".
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.reocities.com/athens/2406/ Led Zeppelin and J.R.R. Tolkien home Page], by Scott Selisker
 
* [http://www.reocities.com/athens/2406/ Led Zeppelin and J.R.R. Tolkien home Page], by Scott Selisker

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Led Zeppelin was an English rock band active between 1968 and 1980, consisting of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. Many fans believe that lyrics to several Led Zeppelin songs were inspired from Tolkien's works whilst noting that one of Robert Plant's dogs was named Strider.

[edit] Songs with alleged Tolkien influence

"Misty Mountain Hop"

The lyrics mention an encounter with the police after getting stoned in the park, and leaving to go to the Misty Mountains ("where the spirits fly").

"Over the Hills and Far Away"

Believed to describe The Hobbit and Bilbo Baggins's discovery of the One Ring.

"The Battle of Evermore"

Mentions the Ringwraiths. It also mentions the "Prince of Peace", a messianic-like figure who could be Frodo or Aragorn, who "embraced the gloom" and "walked the night alone". Also a "Queen of Light" is mentioned, alluding to Galadriel.

"Ramble On"

Mentions Gollum and Mordor,

"Stairway to Heaven" has also been misinterpreted[1] to have Tolkienian references such as the line "There's a feeling I get when I look to the West And my spirit is crying for leaving".

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[edit] References

  1. "Exclusions" , The Tolkien Music List (accessed 12 October 2012)