Country star Merle Haggard blames the criminalisation of drugs for the decline in music quality - insisting the best songs were written under the influence. The 70-year-old claims the musical greats of the 1960s and 70s were fuelled by a sense of freedom that musicians nowadays don't enjoy. He tells music magazine Mojo, "I miss the freedom. They've taken all of our freedoms away. Everything's illegal now. I miss the music too. Why do you think the music was so good? Everybody was doing pills! Everybody had this great attitude."