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Peter Yarrow


Peter Yarrow was born on May 31, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2014 The Sixties (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (writer: "Very Last Day")
 2013 Home & Family (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 March 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "Puff the Magic Dragon")
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Puff el drac màgic (2010) ... (writer: "Puff el drac màgic", "Puff the Magic Dragon")
 2008 Mad Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Night to Remember (2008) ... (writer: "Early In the Morning" - uncredited)
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (performer: "Waly Waly")
 2004 Meet the Fockers (writer: "Puff the Magic Dragon")
 2000 Meet the Parents (writer: "Puff the Magic Dragon")
 1992-1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- San Francisco International (1994) ... (writer: "Torn Between Two Lovers")
- The Atomic Brain (1993) ... (writer: "Torn Between Two Lovers" - uncredited)
- Eegah (1993) ... (writer: "Torn Between Two Lovers" - uncredited)
- Bride of the Monster (1993) ... (writer: "Torn between Two Lovers" - uncredited)
- The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) ... (writer: "Torn between Two Lovers")
 1991 Saved by the Bell (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fake ID's (1991) ... (writer: "Puff, the Magic Dragon" - uncredited)
 1989 The Golden Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Gotta Have Hope (1989) ... (writer: "Puff the Magic Dragon")
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (writer: "Puff The Magic Dragon")
 1985 Volunteers (writer: "Puff the Magic Dragon")
 1984 Mocedades: 15 años de música (TV Movie) (writer: "La guerra cruel")
 1982 Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody (TV Short) (performer: "Puff the Magic Dragon") / (writer: "Puff the Magic Dragon", "Never Was A Feather", "Follow Your Own Star")
 1981 American Pop (writer: "This Train")
 1980 Airplane! ("River of Jordan")
 1979 Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies (TV Movie) (performer: "Puff the Magic Dragon") / (writer: "Puff the Magic Dragon", "Part of All the Wonderment", "The Walls Come A-Tumbling Town")
 1978 Puff the Magic Dragon (TV Short) (performer: "Puff the Magic Dragon") / (writer: "Puff the Magic Dragon", "The Boat Song", "Weave Me the Sunshine")
 1968 You Are What You Eat (Documentary) (performer: "Moments of Soft Persuasion", "Silly Girl", "The Wabe", "Don't Remind Me Now of Time") / (writer: "Teenage Fair (Helmet Commercial)", "Moments of Soft Persuasion", "Silly Girl", "You Are What You Eat", "The Wabe", "Don't Remind Me Now of Time")
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Alternate Names:

Peter Paul and Mary | Peter

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on 'The March on Washington', August 29, 1963] We sang 'If I Had a Hammer'. They knew it and they sang. And the moment was created not by the three of us in a performance but by a quarter of a million people, gathering together and singing with us and saying, This moment belongs to us together. That's what singing together can do...'Joyful' doesn't really describe it for me. It was like the ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1965, Newsweek published an article claiming that "Puff, the Magic Dragon" was actually a song about drugs, containing secret code words: "Puff" = smoke; "lived by the sea" = C (cocaine); "mist" = smoke; "Hohna Lee" = another name for hashish; "Little Jackie Paper" = used to wrap joints. Yarrow insists to this day that the song was simply about the loss of childhood innocence, and has no drug ... See more »

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