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The Pope Smokes Dope

The Pope Smokes Dope Music Button Museum
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John Lennon discovered David Peel in 1971 when Peel was playing in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. John Lennon produced an album for David Peel called The Pope Smokes Dope, which was released on April 17, 1972 through Apple Records. John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Lower Eastside Band performed with Peel on one of the album tracks, “The Ballad of New York City.” The album was banned in many countries and has since become a collector’s item. 

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