Guitarist Peter Green
Guitarist ~ Songwriter
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers ~ Fleetwood Mac
birth name: Peter Allen Greenbaum

Peter Green

October 29, 1946, Bethnal Green, London, England

Peter Green is regarded by some fans as the greatest white blues guitarist ever, Eric Clapton notwithstanding. ~ Allmusic: Peter Green ~ retrieved October 25, 2013 © Allmusic

After quitting [Fleetwood Mac] the second time, Green was committed to a mental institution for giving his royalty money away. ~ Musicianguide: Fleetwood Mac ~ retrieved October 23, 2013 © Musicianguide

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Peter Green ~ Ranked Fricke's Picks: #38 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists in 2003 ~ Many six-string devotees - including fellows named Carlos and B.B. - insist that Britain's greatest blues guitarist isn't Clapton or Beck, it's Peter Green. ~ 2003 © Rolling Stone

Fleetwood Mac

some band info might not apply to Peter Green,
a member from 1967 thru 1970

Although Fleetwood Mac is today recognized as one of the most successful pop/rock bands in contemporary music - selling more than 70 million albums worldwide - they originally began as a strict blues outfit. Guitarist Peter Green, bassist John McVie, and drummer Mick Fleetwood were all alumni of Englishman John Mayall's Bluesbreakers when they first appeared on August 12, 1967, as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac at the British National Jazz & Blues Festival. Jeremy Spencer added his Elmore James-flavored licks to the band which “in that early incarnation, evolved into a fantastic blues band - sharp-edged without rawness, steady in the Chicago blues mold, impressive and direct,” according to The Guitar: The Music, The History, The Players. ~ Musicianguide: Fleetwood Mac ~ retrieved October 23, 2013 © Musicianguide

Fleetwood Mac ~ Inducted in the 2005 Vocal Group Hall Of Fame.

Fleetwood Mac ~ Rumours (1977) ~ Ranked #16 VH-1 R&R's All Time Top 100 Albums in 1999.

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