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RIP Pete Green - fleetwood mac
« on: July 26, 2020, 10:40:49 AM »
Peter Green, the dexterous blues guitarist who led the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac in a career shortened by psychedelic drugs and mental illness, has died aged 73.

He died "peacefully in his sleep this weekend," a statement issued on behalf of his family said.

Green, to some listeners, was the best of the British blues guitarists of the 1960s.

BB King once said Green "has the sweetest tone I ever heard. He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats".

Peter Allen Greenbaum was born on October 29, 1946, in London.

His elder brother taught him his first guitar chords, and by the age of 11, he was learning by himself.

He was barely out of his teens when he got his first big break in 1966, replacing Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

Fleetwood Mac made its debut at the British Blues and Jazz festival in the summer of 1967, which led to a recording contract, then an eponymous first album in February 1968.

In some of his last appearances with the band, he wore a monk's robe and a crucifix.

Fearing he had too much money, he tried to persuade other band members to give their earnings to charities.
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Re: RIP Pete Green - fleetwood mac
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 01:44:50 PM »
RIP Peter Green one of the best blues guitarists to come outta the UK.

Just finished listening to "alone with the blues".

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Re: RIP Pete Green - fleetwood mac
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 02:03:31 PM »
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Re: RIP Pete Green - fleetwood mac
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 02:58:53 PM »
Another one gone. Sad day indeed.
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