Leonard Nimoy sings ‘The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins’

Compared with the attention paid to the more well-known attempts by his Star Trek co-star William Shatner to forge some kind of musical career (through the medium of proclaiming songs, rather than by singing them), Leonard Nimoy’s pop sensibilities have been all but overlooked.

Hearing this trippy 1960s tribute to the diminutive hero of The Hobbit, it’s perhaps not difficult to understand why…