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" Village Preservation (GVSHP) Image Archive, accessed Dec 7, 2022,