Thursday, July 20, 2017

Celebrity Rock: The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins (1967)

Earlier today, over at Saturday Morning Archives, we took a look at the short-lived summer music series, Malibu U., from 1967. This time, however, we've got a real spacey treat for you.

Everyone knows that Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek) recorded an album, as did co-star William Shatner. Nimoy appeared on Malibu U. to serve up the whimsical "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins". Scope!

Well, we should've known "Mr. Spock" could carry a tune, unlike "Captain Kirk", whose lack of emoting on record is the stuff of legend. Hmmm, seems I'd now be interested in Nimoy's take on the Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man"........

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