A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER U

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE  2016 – LETTER U 4bd62ad9-ea74-4273-967b-7c426c911c61 IMG_2362

We are up to the letter U in the A to Z Blog Challenge. The next few days, we have some of the more difficult letters to write something about. Guess that’s one reason it is called a challenge. 🙂

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Letter U is for…Urban Legends

An urban legend is a story you hear from someone. They say they’ve heard it from somewhere, and it’s supposed to be true. The thing is, is that no one knows who started the story/rumor, and it just gets passed on, with misunderstandings, and misinterpretations about whatever it is. One common theme, is that it happened to a ‘friend of a friend’, and so it must be true.

Urban legends have always existed, however, they were very rampant in the 60s and 70s. Here are a few that have actually been proven to be false.

  1. It was believed for awhile that the singer, Roy Orbison, was blind, because he always wore sunglasses.
  2. The popular, hit song, “Louie, Louie”, by the Kingsmen (1965), was said to contain dirty lyrics.
  3. The 1965 song, “Puff the Magic Dragon”, by Peter, Paul, and Mary, was supposed to be about marijuana use.
  4. Paul McCartney was dead, according to some lyrics in the song “Strawberry Fields Forever”, by the Beatles. People began searching for clues everywhere in their songs, and album cover art.

I really don’t see how that last one got started, because he was singing on that song. Also, as you know, he is still with us, recording and touring.

There are lots more urban legends that make the rounds. Some are funny, some are scary, some are hoaxes, and some are downright unbelievable. I’ve heard a lot over the years. What are some you’ve heard?

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Here’s the Beatles, singing “Strawberry Fields Forever”

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Here’s a few links, in case you want to read further on Urban Legends, and the Paul is Dead rumor.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3406300278.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_is_dead

http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/oldiesmyths.htm

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Find out more about the A to Z Blog Challenge by clicking below:

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

 

 

 

3 responses »

    • Thanks, Oneta! There sure are some strange urban legends out there. I like hearing them, though. Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a good start! 🙂

  1. Dreadful, but I thought Roy Orbison is blind. Guess it’s true what they say about assume. LOL

    The governor of Indiana got involved in the “Louie Louie” scandal back in the day. If you follow politics, you’ll not be surprised that our current governor probably holds similar thoughts.

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