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RIP Peter Green, Monster Blues Guitarist, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac


Borg warner
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Peter green died peacefully in his sleep today, he was 73. He was an incredibly talented guitarist and composer who could play and sing the blues with authenticity. BB King once said. "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." He got his start atan early age when he replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Tragically he suffered from schizophrenia which was not apparent until he started taking LSD in the late 60's and that did him in and he quit the band he founded with Mick Fleetwood and John MacVie who were also in John Mayall's Blues breakers with Green.

He wrote "Black Magic woman" which was a big hit for Carlos Santana and wrote the instrumental "Albatross" and "Oh Well, parts 1 and 2" which as a dynamic and beautiful composition the latter part (Part 2) underscored by John MacVie's magnificent Bass line.

 

Recommended listening beyond this brief sample especially if you appreciate the Blues would be the album "Fleetwood Mac In Chicago" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleetwood_Mac_in_Chicago

 

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