Peter Green (1946-2020)

Peter Green has passed away at age 73. I’ve been listening to that version of Fleetwood Mac a lot lately and he was a great guitar player and songwriter.

Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green has died at the age of 73.

His family have confirmed his death in a statement released by solicitors Swan Turton, who are acting on their behalf.

“It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep,” the statement read. “A further statement will be provided in the coming days.”

The guitarist was born in London on October 29, 1946. He played in several bands after beginning to play professionally at the age of 15, including Bobby Dennis And The Dominoes, and The Muskrats.

In 1965, he met drummer Mick Fleetwood while a member of Peter B’s Looners, with whom he would go on to form Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac alongside guitarist Jeremy Spencer. John McVie later replaced Bob Brunning on bass and the band released their self-titled debut album in February 1968.

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

22 thoughts on “Peter Green (1946-2020)”

    1. I saw a documentary on him within the last few months… “Man of the World” …it was really good and sad of course.

      I’m right behind you in the timeline…I’ve was listening to some of the first Post Green music like “Jewel-Eyed Judy”

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      1. I totally agree… I was listening to it yesterday….When you mentioned it before I started a post because the song blows me away…

        I finished that draft of the song yesterday. I’m going to feature it next weekend.

        Thanks for bringing it up… the more I listen the more I love it.

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    1. He was a great player…if not for his illness he could have went on to other things in music. If you ever get a chance watch a newer documentary on him called Man Of The World…if you like docs…I think you would like it.

      Albatross is great…I learned in the past few years that Albatross influenced the Beatles when they made Abbey Road…and you can tell in the medley.

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  1. As I just commented on Music Enthusiast’s blog, the sad news had completely escaped me. And he certainly didn’t get very old – wow!

    I had been completely immersed writing a just-published post about a German music expert, radio and TV personality, who helped shape my early music journey.

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    1. Yea it was awfully sad. I was hoping when Lindsey was kicked out that the Peter Green version would reunite for a one off concert.

      That sounds really interesting.

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  2. yeah, I happened upon that my random chance on Youtube when it “suggested” a video obit for him and I went & found he had indeed passed away. Like you say, it’s too bad he didn’t at least return for a one-off reunion on that last tour.

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    1. I watched that documentary about him a year or so ago…A Man of the World…I became more of a fan than I was already. Incredible player… I’m going Blues/Rock next

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      1. He was such a great guitar player…I love that stuff. Yea I’m going with the same time era…68-72…What a great time for music.

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