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David Peel, they say it's your birthday!
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 08/04/08 9:06 pm] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Yesterday, August 3, was David Peel's birthday.

David was good friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. His first album on Apple Records, as David Peel and the Lower East Side Band, produced by John, was entitled "The Pope Smokes." It immediately set off an international furor, and was banned in nearly every country of the world, except for the United States, Canada and Japan.

Peel appeared and performed with John and Yoko on the David Frost Show in 1972, and he was also instrumental in getting John and Yoko to perform at the famous One to One concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, joining with them and others at the end of the show singing Give Peace A Chance.

John Lennon once compared Peel to Pablo Picasso. In Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, John said that "producing David Peel was the highest point in his life".

Happy birthday, David, from all your Beatles friends and everyone here at WGO.

More info on David Peel can be found here.

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