Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fleetwood Mac's Founder: Peter Green

In late 1966, Peter Green had the job of replacing Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Mayall told his producer, "He might not be better [than Clapton] now. But you wait... he's going to be the best." Soon, with the original Fleetwood Mac, he was Britain's most progressive blues guitarist, with a Chicago-informed aggression heightened by the melodic adventure on albums like 1969's Then Play On. Green soon entered a dark age of mental and health problems, returning in the Nineties with more subdued but recognizable gifts.

The Incredible Peter Green Story: Man of the World
  • The demo HERE
  • The film trailer HERE
  • Jam Session HERE
  • Original Man of the World HERE (with words) and HERE