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OBS CASTING COUCH: ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ THE 80’s MUSICAL

by Dawn, July 24, 2010

Last week we brought you part 1 of our casting. What if J.R.R. Tolkiens trilogy ‘Lord of the Rings’ would become a musical – a musical during the 80th. You can read it HERE. Today we go on with part 2 – featuring Bilbo, Gollum and the Elves.

Bilbo – Elton John
Sir Elton John is successful for decades. Curious and funny and weird but still very brilliant in everything he is doing.

Gollum – Martin Gore
Keyboarder of ‘Depeche Mode’ – the very famous synthypop/wave-band sold over 1,000,000 CDs and LPs and is untill today on tour with new and old songs.

Elves of Rivendell

Elrond – Tony Hadley
Lead-singer of the 2nd popular (next to ‘Duran Duran’) british-pop-band ‘Spandau Ballet’. Tony Hadley, Steve Norman, John Keeble, Gary and Martin Kemp started the new-romantic-pop. Their song ‘True’ got number one in the USA and the next single ‘Gold’ got the 2nd place.

Arwen – Nena
Germanys most popular ‘Neue Deutsche Welle’-girl became also popular in the USA and the rest of the world with her ’99 Luftballons’, an anti-war-song. She and her band had six songs in the german Top-10 in only three years. Nena is still very popular in Germany.

Elves of Lothlórien

Galadriel – Annie Lennox
During the 80th Annie Lennox was singer of ‘Eurythmics’ – together with Dave Stewart a well known duo. Their biggest hits are ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’, ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’ and ‘There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)’.

Celeborn – Neil Tennant
Another singer of a famous electropop-duo. Together with Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant had been the ‘Pet Shop Boys’. They were successful international with ‘West End Girls’, ‘It’s a Sin’ and ‘Go West’.

Haldir – Boy George
The most bizarre human during the 80th. First singer of ‘Culture Club’ which songs ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’ and ‘Karma Chameleon’ get number one – later also successful with ‘Everything I Own’ as solo-singer. Till today Boy George is a very glamorous and unique guy.

What do you think about part 2 of this casting? Are you as a great fan of the 80th as I am? Let us know what you think. HERE – thank you!
Next week there will be part three – featuring the Humans and the Villains of Middle Earth.

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