9. “Puff the Magic Dragon” is about drugs
Another relatively innocent ’60s tune caused widespread controversy when some listeners argued that it contained various drug references. In particular, Peter, Paul and Mary’s “Puff the Magic Dragon” was believed by many to be a pro-marijuana anthem. But co-writer Leonard Lipton has asserted that it is in fact an ode mourning the end of a carefree childhood – perhaps why, then, it went on to inspire a string of animated TV programs for kids.
8. Debbie Harry hitchhiked with Ted Bundy
Debbie Harry has claimed that she had a very lucky escape when she picked up a ride with one of America’s most notorious serial killers. In particular, the Blondie frontwoman believed that she once got into a car with Ted Bundy in early ’70s New York City, but she quickly made her getaway after a gut feeling that something wasn’t quite right with the situation. However, Harry’s version of events has since been debunked, as Bundy never actually visited the Big Apple.