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Peter Green

Post by Caernarfon_Claret » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:57 pm

Has died at age of 73.

Sad news.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53539989
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Re: Peter Green

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Re: Peter Green

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Re: Peter Green

Post by Conroysleftfoot » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:25 pm

Superb guitarist, struggled with his mental health. Always remember reading an article about him when he received a royalty cheque for something like 40 grand but didn't want it and either tore it up or just put it in a drawer.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:25 pm

Dreadful news. So much talent, so many wasted years(in both senses).
RIP Peter, thanks for the music.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by LeadBelly » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:48 pm

"His" Fleetwood Mac were one of my favourite bands ever and he seemed to have everything for a rock/blues star; nice soulful voice, great guitar sound and a handsome/non-egotistical bloke.
Saw him with Mac at Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff in 1969, they played great & one of my favourite gigs ever (BB King, Long John Baldry, Duster Bennett + Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee also on that bill).

RIP Peter Green and thanks for all the great songs and guitar playing; given me a lot of pleasure over the years.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by Erasmus » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:14 pm

The very best white blues guitarist. He knew how to use pauses and convey emotion with such a sparse style. I heard that when Eric Clapton left the Bluesbreakers, John Mayall said 'I've got someone better'. He was absolutely right in my view, Eric Clapton was always too busy and never really matched the feel of Peter Green's playing. A sad loss, one of my all time favourites.
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Re: Peter Green

Post by aclaretinstevenage » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:30 pm

If you get a chance just take a few minutes to listen to Slabo Days from In the Skies Album.
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Re: Peter Green

Post by boatshed bill » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:40 pm

Erasmus wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:14 pm
The very best white blues guitarist. He knew how to use pauses and convey emotion with such a sparse style. I heard that when Eric Clapton left the Bluesbreakers, John Mayall said 'I've got someone better'. He was absolutely right in my view, Eric Clapton was always too busy and never really matched the feel of Peter Green's playing. A sad loss, one of my all time favourites.
Totally agree with you.
i think their early US tour shaped their blues style. The American recordings are brilliant.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by bfccrazy » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:03 am

Says it all about what sort of man he always was that he didn’t want the limelight and was about the music.

The name Fleetwood Mac which he chose was after the rhythm section of the band.

Man of the world was/is a simplistic masterpiece. The world’s lost a true music man and a genius.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by ElectroClaret » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:00 pm

Just a heads up to say that the documentary Peter Green : Man of the World is on BBC4 at 9.30 tonight.
Been on before, but well worth watching.
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Re: Peter Green

Post by tiger76 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:11 pm

ElectroClaret wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Just a heads up to say that the documentary Peter Green : Man of the World is on BBC4 at 9.30 tonight.
Been on before, but well worth watching.
Cheers for the heads up EC. it's fair to state that he's not one of the first names that comes to people's minds when you mention Fleetwood Mac, despite being one of the original members.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by Dyched » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:04 pm

ElectroClaret wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Just a heads up to say that the documentary Peter Green : Man of the World is on BBC4 at 9.30 tonight.
Been on before, but well worth watching.
Thanks!!

Think there was another thread where I said, Man of the World is probably the most perfect song, ever written. Whilst I like and enjoy others more, that’s just perfect.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by Conroysleftfoot » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:11 pm

ElectroClaret wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Just a heads up to say that the documentary Peter Green : Man of the World is on BBC4 at 9.30 tonight.
Been on before, but well worth watching.
Thanks for the info, will definitely be watching.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by claretblue » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:55 pm

Dyched wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Man of the World is probably the most perfect song, ever written. Whilst I like and enjoy others more, that’s just perfect
great lyrics:

I guess I've got everything I need
I wouldn't ask for more
And there's no one I'd rather be
But I just wish that I'd never been born

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Re: Peter Green

Post by Conroysleftfoot » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:01 pm

Dyched wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Thanks!!

Think there was another thread where I said, Man of the World is probably the most perfect song, ever written. Whilst I like and enjoy others more, that’s just perfect.
It is a great song. Have you heard the instrumental version: Man of the World -Studio from The best of Peter Green Splinter Group? It's sublime.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by Erasmus » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:13 pm

My favourite is the guitar break at the end of 'Love that Burns', with Christine Perfect giving a splendid accompaniment on piano.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by dougcollins » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:34 pm

No! I didn't know this, we were talking about him yesterday.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by Pearcey » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:01 pm

Thanks for posting this. Brilliant telly and a tragic story. I didn’t know much of Fleetwood Mac’s early stuff but I’ll be getting more familiar now.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by jurek » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:19 pm

I loved Fleetwood Mac and their songs in particular those
Peter Green wrote and played in without being aware of his problems
until much later.
Was both fascinating and sad to watch the tribute to him tonight
but heartening also, in the sense that his music still lives on
and he managed to emerge eventually from his illness and
still carry on playing and performing.

Great guy and he shall be sadly missed.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by kritichris » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:24 pm

Gave up on it, great musician but another depressing tale of a drug induced downward spiral to almost oblivion.

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Re: Peter Green

Post by tim_noone » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:50 pm

kritichris wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:24 pm
Gave up on it, great musician but another depressing tale of a drug induced downward spiral to almost oblivion.
Oh Well....
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Re: Peter Green

Post by Funkydrummer » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:04 am

tim_noone wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:50 pm
Oh Well....
Very subtle Tim, maybe lost on quite a few.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yq-Fw7C26Y

Spotted this heads up too late, so hope to watch on catchup.
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Re: Peter Green

Post by dermotdermot » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:40 am

The End of the Game is unique. I bought it when it first came out. Hallucinogentic but, as Carlos Santana once said, you wouldn’t have had a such classics as Sg. Pepper and Electric Ladyland if the musicians hadn’t indulged. The guitar technique on this record is perhaps above what Jimi Hendrix achieved, and that’s saying something. It was a shame that it ended there.

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