< Image with unknown copyright status removed: frame|thumbnail|right|David Peel -->
thumbnail|right|Peel playing at CBGBs, December 2005
< Image with unknown copyright status removed: frame|thumbnail|Peel with John Lennon & Yoko Ono -->
"David Peel" is a New York City-based musician who first recorded in the late 1960s, with Harold Black and Billy Jo White performing as The Lower East Side Band.
Though his raw, acoustic "street" rock with lyrics about marijuana and "pigs" appealed mostly to hippies at first, the sound and DIY ethic make him an important, if little-credited, early performer of punk rock. He has performed with artists ranging from B. B. King to GG Allin.
< Image with unknown copyright status removed: right|frame|Peel with John Lennon and Yoko Ono -->
After the 1972 departure of White and Black, the band included Moses, Eddie and Andi Anderson. The band was one of the first to perform regularly on cable TV in Manhattan on the public access channel of the Manhattan Cable TV Co., as well as the at the first Smoke-in Concerts sponsored by the Yippies in New York City.
John Lennon mentioned Peel in the song ''New York City'':