David Peel

By Bob Fagan

 

David Peel is a street musician from New York City whose career began in the late 60s. Performing on street corners in Manhattan, he and his band The Lower East Side were reportedly discovered in Washington Square Park by Elektra Record impresario Jac Holtzman. Impressed with Peel’s pot-head sloganeering songs and street-wise attitude, he signed the band to Elektra in 1968. That same year they released their first album, Have Marijuana (1968 Elektra). The album cover featured an illustration of a large marijuana bud, for which Elektra and Peel came under attack by... Read More

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