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Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum on 29 October 1946 in London, England) is an influential blues guitarist and founder of Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green Splinter Group. In the late 1960s, Green fronted Fleetwood Mac when the band played a hard blues-rock sound, prior to the more pop/rock sound for which it became known by the 1970s.

Peter Green started off as a bass player in such bands as The Muskrats. Joining The Peter B’s, led by Peter Bardens, later the frontman of Camel, (including drummer Mick Fleetwood) he switched to lead guitar and made his first recordings. He took over the lead guitar spot in John Mayall and The Blues Breakers in 1966 after the departure of Eric Clapton.
After recording on one Mayall album Peter left in 1967 to form Fleetwood Mac.

Peter Green was the guiding force of Fleetwood Mac from 1967 to 1970 when he left for musical and personal reasons. Under Green’s guidance, the Mac played a very gritty and authentic version of the electric blues popularized in bars on Chicago’s south side. (They even did some fine recordings there—“Blues Jam in Chicago”—which saw release only after his tenure in the band had ended.) A prolific song writer also, he penned such hits as Man of the World; Oh Well; Green Manalishi; Albatross and Black Magic Woman. Albatross reached number 1 in the UK charts, Black Magic Woman was also recorded by Santana on their Abraxas album.


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  • rOnieAirhead


    8 Mar 10:45pm Reply
  • GonzPilsen

    The green god.

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • H-PE

    Good stuff!

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Strawb77

    happy birthday peter!

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • KaramAkerfeldt

    The End of the Game is a gem

    28 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Assedor

    What about his creativity?! This artist is certainly a talented musician, who travels in distant worlds through his imagination not only himself, but takes with him in a tour his audience ... Without those musicians, who don’t restrict visibility of the world, our lives would be much poorer and more boring.

    11 Apr 2014 Reply
  • MooniePwns

    Hidden Depth ♥

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • kurosh777

    Bandit !

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • AbstractCunt

    The End of the Game!!

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ImpotentGod

    seven stars!

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • danielreal2k

    Original of the species of natural musical talent. Danny too

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Acidflux

    In my opinion, the most underrated guitarist of all time. Period.

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Paul-izzle

    bottoms up

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • podgethebastard

    Peter Green for prime minister

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • jesusdetoro

    Slabo day is genial

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • podgethebastard

    Peter green is just amazing. totally underrated

    19 Nov 2012 Reply
  • imilach

    @extrememetal999 check JJ Cale, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tony Joe White,The Allman Brothers Band (with duane allman and then with Warren Haynes and Derek Triucks)... and, well, obviously, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the early 70s rolling stones, etc. oh rory gallagher... sh..

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • star_shaped_man

    Check Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac out, if you havn't already. Go with the first album and Then Play On.

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • extrememetal999

    i am totally new to blues rock and peter green has got me into it now...can anyone recommend me some other albums from other artists that are similar to peter green's little dreamer, whatcha gonna do or in the skies ?

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • CactusRocks

    Just the best Blues-Rock guitarist E V E R !

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
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