Sunday, November 8, 2009

David Peel

David Peel is a local New York musician who managed to network himself with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the '70s. Despite objections from within the company, Lennon signed Peel to a contract with Apple Records, and his first release The Pope Smokes Dope was banned in most countries worldwide (except the U.S., Canada, and Japan).

Watch in awe as John and Yoko give Peel major exposure during their appearance on The David Frost Show in 1972. Here, he performs "New York City Hippie".

Whenever I think of David Peel, I am reminded of two things - Mugsy's impression of him (David Banana Peel) on The Uncle Floyd Show, and the time he performed at a rally for Howard Stern, and Howard remarked, "David Peel is going to get up and do one of those songs of his that all sound alike..."