Peter Green, original Fleetwood Mac mastermind, dead at 73

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/07/25/peter-green-original-fleetwoo.html

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If you can find the rest of this BBC 4 documentary on Green (I don’t know the title) I highly suggest it. This is probably the craziest part from it, although I’ve read that the rest of the band is exaggerating this moment. The good news is the doc ends with him getting on medication for his mental illness that really worked for him.

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Amazing with how hard he crashed and burned, that he made it this far. An incredible guitar player who somehow came back from the great beyond, and played another 40 years.

A king of spooky blues. Here’s one of my favorites… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3K9iknTeTY

(I can never listen to that concise but brilliant solo any less than five times. Or seven.)

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Can’t help about the shape I’m in
I can’t sing, I aint pretty and my legs are thin

R.I.P.

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Poor guy.

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Trivia -
Gary Moore had “Greeny” as his famous Les Paul was known as, then it wound up with a collector and the current owner is Kirk Hammett (Metallica) “The best tribute is that it’s being played again instead of being neglected by people who only bought it for the investment.”

https://www.guitarworld.com/gear/kirk-hammett-talks-about-his-prize-peter-green-and-gary-moores-les-paul-see-it-action

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“Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac with Jeremy Spencer”

Much respect, but just couldn’t help my brain going Kids in the Hall. Sorry.

Rod Torfulson’s Armada featuring Herman Menderchuk

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first heard the item in the london college of printing cafeteria…
quite taken…

been waiting all along for a blu ray concert version… etcetera

I saw Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac supporting BB King at the Manchester Free Trade Hall and at the end of BB’s set Peter Green came back on and they played together beautifully.

BB King was exaggerating and being overmodest (there’s only one BB King) but he is reported to have said “Peter Green has more talent in his little finger than I have in my entire body” and “He was the only one that gave me the cold sweats.”

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Way better blues guitarist than Clapton. Wayyyy better. And Clapton I acknowledge is good, but there was something more honest and authentic in Green’s playing (particularly back in that era), he wasn’t showing off and he wasn’t masturbating musically.

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(first called “Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac with Jeremy Spencer”)

wow talk about cramming every single name into the band name.

Imagine Pink Floyd going with “Syd Barret’s Mason Water with Richard Wright and introducing David Gilmour”

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