RORY: William Shatner. Is this the one where he sings Tambourine Man?
LANE: And Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
RORY: Remind me to get this for my mom for her birthday.
William Shatner (born 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director, best known for playing James T. Kirk, the Captain of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek.
He also has a musical career, which began in 1968 with the spoken-word album The Transformed Man, giving recitations of songs such as Mr. Tambourine Man and Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, interspersed with dramatic readings from Shakespeare.
This is the album which Lane has, and it was widely mocked and parodied for its unique style, becoming a camp classic. Rory plans to buy it for Lorelai’s 33rd birthday, which is perhaps a month or so away at this point.
Although he did other albums, after 2004 William Shatner began collaborating with some big musical stars, and even brought out an album that was critically acclaimed.