You may be surprised to find Led Zeppelin here in the geek sessions, but like all great artists they drew inspiration from all kinds of sources. Their song Ramble On (from the 1969 album Led Zeppelin II) makes significant reference to JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, including Mordor, Gollum and a ring. To me, the concept of a “ramble” (a kind of walk, not continuous talking!) is very much a thing that a hobbit might do, taking a walk through the countryside.

Besides, it is just great music. Take a listen.

Do you have a favourite song based on or inspired by a book, piece of art, or film?