Remembering JRR Tolkien

The famed author that still feeds the imagination of many

Remembering J.R.R Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, popularly known as J.R.R Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, Bloemfontein, South Africa and passed away on September 2, 1973. In Tolkien’s 81 years, the author would create some of the most iconic stories in popular culture, which are still celebrated and highly respected by millions around the world today. The English author is considered the father of modern fantasy, his imagination would create many lands and beloved characters which generated an empire with many of his books. “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” series would be adapted to film by Peter Jackson and become massive film franchises. His works go beyond fantasy literature and stretch into many cores of pop culture, an unexpected example would be in the music of rock and roll of the late 60’s and 70´s. Bands like Led Zeppelin would use some of its imagery and visual styles in its music and its lyrics. Although he passed away more than 40 years ago, the universe he created only seems to grow in popularity as the year’s pass. Watch Tolkien’s BBC TV interview in 1968





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