The Cowardly Lion from #thewizardofoz 👠 wanted to ask the Wizard for courage but as we all know he had it all along. 🦁
This is a great example of untapped courage that is in all of us. 🌪 How will you shake things up this week to show how courageous you are?!
Morning theatre lovers @mitchr89 here - this morning in #wizardofoztrivia I thought I’d highlight The Wizard of Oz’s omnipresence in Western Pop Music. Here are just a few iconic songs or albums influenced by the Wizard of Oz
1. Elton John’s 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - an iconic and oft covered song making clear references to a land over the rainbow and what can be discovered back at home.
2. The late & great David Bowie’s groundbreaking 1972 hit Starman - not only references the land over the rainbow in the lyrics but also utilises the same octave jump from the original Somewhere Over the Rainbow in its chorus.
3. Modern day folk rock group Mumford & Sons burst onto the scene with Little Lion Man, making clear references to the Cowardly Lion archetype throughout.
4. #youtuber @todrick Hall released Oz inspired ‘Straight Outta Oz’ in 2016 bringing the story to younger generations. .