Folk musician David Rosario founded the band Lower East Side, which commonly performed in the streets of downtown New York City. He was known as “David Peel” in reference to a banana peel, which was thought to produce a marijuana-like high. In the early 1970s, David Peel collaborated with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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May 1967
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"David Rosario (AKA David Peel) with Lower East Side band and Billie Joe White in Washington Square Park. 44 West 4th Street and 1 Washington Square Village (first two buildings on the left) and the Catholic Center at 58 Washington Square South (first building on the right, now demolished) are visible in the background." Village Preservation (GVSHP) Image Archive, accessed Sep 19, 2021, https://www.villagepreservation.org/ia_image/david-rosario-aka-david-peel-with-lower-east-side-band-and-billie-joe-white-in-washington-square-park-44-west-4th-street-and-1-washington-square-village-first-two-buildings-on-the-left-and-the-ca/.