Classic Songs That Were Banned For The Most Ridiculous Reasons

Jason Nickart | June 11, 2019 1:16 pm

Puff The Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul, And Mary

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Ron Galella/WireImage

Even though the composer of the song “Puff The Magic Dragon” insists that it isn’t talking about smoking weed, that wasn’t good enough for then Vice President of the United States, Spiro Agnew, from deeming it pro-drugs.

He called for a ban of the tune, which was granted to him. Despite powerful voices coming out against the song, it ended up being a smash hit for singer Peter, Paul and Mary.