Peter Green: The dexterous blues guitarist
London : Peter Green, the blues guitarist and co-founder of British Rock-and-Roll group Fleetwood Mac has died at 73. The statement from Swan Turton solicitors said “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his weekend, peaceful in his sleep. A further statement will be provided in the coming days”
Green, to some listeners , was the best of the British blues guitarist of 1960s. B.B King once said Green “has the sweetest tone I ever heard. He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats” AP reported.
Green also made a mark as a composer with “Albatross”, and as a song writer with “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman”
He crashed out of the band in 1971. Even so, Mick Fleetwood said in an interview with AP in 2017 that Green deserves the lion’s share of the credit for the band’s success.
“Peter was asked why did he call the band Fleetwood Mac. He said ‘ well, you know I thought may be I’d move on at some point and I wanted Mick and John (McVie) to have a band’ End of story, explaining how generous he was” said Fleetwood, who described Peter Green as a standout in an era of great guitar work.
Peter Allen Greenbaum was born on October 29, 1946 in London.