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Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac co-founder, dead at 73

Legendary blues guitarist dies peacefully in his sleep, according to family statement

Blues guitarist Peter Green, one of the co-founders of Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 73. Green recorded three albums with Fleetwood Mac from 1967 to 1969 (Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Mr. Wonderful, and Then Play On) before leaving the band in 1970. He is best known for writing the singles “Oh Well (Part I & II),” “Black Magic Woman” (later popularized by Santana), and “Albatross,” which reached No. 1 in the UK.

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

Peter Green was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Fleetwood Mac in 1998.

Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, John Mayall, and others shared the following online tributes to Peter Green.

Mick Fleetwood

For me, and every past and present member of Fleetwood Mac, losing Peter Green is monumental! Peter was the man who started the band Fleetwood Mac along with myself, John McVie, and Jeremy Spencer. No one has ever stepped into the ranks of Fleetwood Mac without a reverence for Peter Green and his talent, and to the fact that music should shine bright and always be delivered with uncompromising passion!!!

Peter,
I will miss you, but rest easy your music lives on. I thank you for asking me to be your drummer all those years ago. We did good, and trail blazed one hell of a musical road for so many to enjoy.

God speed to you, my dearest friend…….
Love Mick Fleetwood

For me, and every past and present member of Fleetwood Mac, losing Peter Green is monumental! Peter was the man who…

Posted by Mick Fleetwood on Saturday, July 25, 2020

Stevie Nicks

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Peter Green. My biggest regret is that I never got to share the stage with him. I always hoped in my heart of hearts that that would happen. When I first listened to all the Fleetwood Mac records, I was very taken with his guitar playing. It was one of the reasons I was excited to join the band. His legacy will live on forever in the history books of Rock n Roll. It was in the beginning, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and I thank you, Peter Green, for that. You changed our lives…

Stevie Nicks

John Mayall

So very sad to hear about losing Peter Green. We shared a lot of great music together. He was truly one of the greats.

Ken Caillat

It’s a sad day, saying goodbye to Peter Green, cofounder of Fleetwood Mac along with John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. RIP Peter Green.

https://www.facebook.com/ken.caillat/posts/10222025887132901

Hernan Rojas

Con la evocativa y maravillosa Albatross de 1968 despedimos en su viaje al extraordinario Peter Green.

(Translation: With the evocative and wonderful Albatross of 1968 we say goodbye on his journey to the extraordinary Peter Green.)

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