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The Beatles

The Beatles were a legendary band, made up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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The Beatles were Tolkien fans, and in the 1960s, they wanted to make their own adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. George Harrison wanted to play Gandalf, Frodo Baggins was to be played by Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr to play the part of Samwise Gamgee. Twiggy was to appear as Galadriel. Unfortunately for The Beatles, Tolkien disliked the idea, and still owning the rights to the films, the idea perished.[1]

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  1. Little-known sci-fi facts: Tolkien killed a Beatles LOTR movie at Syfy Wire (accessed 2 September 2020)