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White / navy premium weight 100% organic cotton TSPTR tee with water based ink print

Middle Earth Records and Tapes opened its doors in 1969 in Downey, California, and became a social hub for local musicians. In 1972 a second store opened on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles but closed soon after due to a mysterious.


Much of the counterculture and West Coast folk were mightily inspired by the mythos of JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth during the late 1960s and 70s - from the mountainous homes of the Elves, the recreational use of 'Pipe Weed' and most importantly the connection with nature itself - his characters became icons of the Hippie generation. 'Frodo Lives!' pin badges were worn by students, musicians and movers and shakers. Gandalf was also a favorite, his image used in numerous Head Shoppe advertisements at the time.

Later, Ralph Bakshi's iconic dark 1978 adaptation of The Lord of the Rings inspired a new generation of fans including us


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