Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spy Stories Behind "Peggy Sue" and "Winnie the Pooh"

U.S. country star Jerry Naylor revealed he used his international fame as cover to work as a secret agent for the CIA... Naylor, 74, who replaced Buddy Holly in the Crickets, says he was recruited on more than 100 occasions to spy for America under his guise as a touring singer. (more)

The man who created Winnie the Pooh was a First World War spy, top secret files reveal. The papers — rescued from a skip — prove AA Milne worked for a covert arm of military intelligence in a propaganda war against the Germans. They uncover the secret double life of the man behind Tigger, Christopher Robin and Piglet — and should have been burned. (more)