Thread: Peter Green...R.I.P.

peach-head - 7/25/2020 at 04:33 PM

So sad to hear of Peters passing...he was such an inspiration to a whole generation

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/fleetwood-mac-co-founder-peter-green-dead -at-73/


berkhath - 7/25/2020 at 05:18 PM

The 1970 Boston Tea Party era/thing is really the only record I've ever heard that even compares to the Allman Brothers twin guitar sound.


goldtop - 7/25/2020 at 06:40 PM

RIP Peter Green

Albatross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjOGaDseKgw

I was fortunate enough to have seen Peter Green at the Fillmore in SF.


IF - 7/25/2020 at 07:39 PM

Fleetwod Mac -Live in Boston 1970

https://youtu.be/JHKGsUegUMk

[Edited on 7/25/2020 by IF]


blackey - 7/25/2020 at 08:22 PM

https://youtu.be/cC48etW-Xs4

Greeny with a spiritual piece.


steved - 7/25/2020 at 09:12 PM

RIP Greenie. The MAC certainly was a force back in the day. I could hear Duane and the boys sitting in with them and vice versa.


robslob - 7/25/2020 at 09:17 PM

Saw some documentary recently related to Fleetwood Mac, can't even remember now what it was. One of the early band members said that Peter Green just took way too much acid and completely fried his brain. That's why the intense creativity of his youth never lasted. SAD. He could have gone down as one of the all-timers.


oldcoot - 7/25/2020 at 09:54 PM

Amazing player. Early MAC was as top shelf as it gets.


oldcoot - 7/25/2020 at 09:56 PM

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RIP Greenie. The MAC certainly was a force back in the day. I could hear Duane and the boys sitting in with them and vice versa.




Well, there is at least the 2/11/70 Fillmore East monster jam with Duane, Gregg, Berry and Butch, Green and Fleetwood along with the Dead.


FWerner - 7/25/2020 at 10:32 PM

https://archive.org/details/gd70-02-11.early-late.sbd.sacks.90.sbefail.shnf /gd70-2-11d2t1.shn


cmgst34 - 7/26/2020 at 01:35 AM

I donít even know where to begin with him. Just one of the best. Bar none. I LOVE listening to him play.

RIP.


JimSheridan - 7/26/2020 at 01:50 AM

Black Magic Woman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y


[Edited on 7/26/2020 by JimSheridan]


JimSheridan - 7/26/2020 at 01:50 AM

Peter Green with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers did "You Don't Love Me" a year before the ABB's first album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnvv2OX1h5g

The ABB did "Need Your Love So Bad" on 1979's Enlightened Rogues, but Peter Green had done it a decade before:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtmW2ek7WkQ


JimSheridan - 7/26/2020 at 01:50 AM

Peter Green: "A Fool No More":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHUXqFlsJ4o



[Edited on 7/26/2020 by JimSheridan]


DarylM - 7/26/2020 at 01:59 AM


Didn't Twiggs' brother say on here once that the Allmans tried to reach out
to Greeny after Duane passed but the guitarist was simply off-the-radar at that
point? Peter was to me the greatest because he was one cat who could do it all.
Like the Allman Brothers Band, there are so many `what ifs' with Green that you
don't know where to start.


robslob - 7/26/2020 at 02:43 AM

quote:

Peter Green with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers did "You Don't Love Me" a year before the ABB's first album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnvv2OX1h5g


Thanks for posting that. Listening to it I think it's pretty obvious where ABB got their arrangement.


[Edited on 7/26/2020 by robslob]


stormyrider - 7/26/2020 at 02:45 AM

One of the greats

RIP


stormyrider - 7/26/2020 at 02:46 AM

One of the greats

RIP


CrossEyedCat - 7/26/2020 at 04:11 PM

quote:

Didn't Twiggs' brother say on here once that the Allmans tried to reach out
to Greeny after Duane passed but the guitarist was simply off-the-radar at that
point? Peter was to me the greatest because he was one cat who could do it all.
Like the Allman Brothers Band, there are so many `what ifs' with Green that you
don't know where to start.


I hadn't heard that story before. Peter's output dropped off after the June '71 session for "B.B. King in London", which ties in with not being able to contact him after Duane's death. If you read or watch any interview with band members or associates they always reference the incident at the Munich commune in March '70 as a turning point in Peter's mental condition but IMHO Peter's decline started before this date if you listen to some of his lyrics although he was still functioning as a world class guitarist into mid-'71, although possibly the motivation had gone by that stage. What a great talent and what a tone. He will be sadly missed. I spent many a happy hour listening to him.


blackey - 7/26/2020 at 04:51 PM

A video on Peter's guitars.

https://youtu.be/uR8EDYeZSOg

I've wondered before why Peter sold his prized and unique Les Paul to Gary Moore and apparently it was simply Gary wanted it so badly.


pixielf - 7/26/2020 at 05:12 PM

I just love early Fleetwood Mac. RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-C6p-GwHfA


steved - 7/26/2020 at 05:31 PM

I always thought the Brothers arrangement of You Don't Love Me was closer to Junior Wells version. Not that it matters... all good stuff.

The Supernatural with Mayall is real nice too. RIP Peter Green.


nebish - 7/26/2020 at 08:31 PM

Wow. I really enjoyed Peter's playing and talent.

A lot of reference here to his early career, but also of interest was when he came back to the music scene after something like two decades wasn't it when they put together the Splinter Group. Was a story about how his finger nails had grown so long they curled under themselves. He had to relearn how to play guitar.


blackey - 7/26/2020 at 08:36 PM

I saw the Splinter Group in California. That band had another guitar player who was real fine too. Both he and Peter Green played Stratocasters and I was expecting to hear Greeny with a fat Les Paul tone. But he had a green Strat that sounded nice and his playing was very clean and slick. But the other Strat player seemed to play more solos than Greeny. I found a show from them and linked one song the other day.


nebish - 7/26/2020 at 08:50 PM

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I saw the Splinter Group in California. That band had another guitar player who was real fine too. Both he and Peter Green played Stratocasters and I was expecting to hear Greeny with a fat Les Paul tone. But he had a green Strat that sounded nice and his playing was very clean and slick. But the other Strat player seemed to play more solos than Greeny. I found a show from them and linked one song the other day.


Must've been Nigel Watson on the other guitar. He pretty clearly led the group. They put out a DVD and several albums which I should revisit.


blackey - 7/26/2020 at 10:26 PM

Nigel Watson is him nebish! Just looked up Watson and recognized him straight away. He is a good player too and apparently working with Greeny is a big reason he is known.


gotdrumz - 7/27/2020 at 07:40 AM

Not as famous as other players from that time and that place, but just as good, if not better(IMHO)


oldblue - 7/28/2020 at 12:04 AM

RIP Peter. I follow a couple of facebook groups on Peter and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. One of the members is a friend of Peter's and he posted a photo of Peter from a visit just a week ago. The two friends jammed on acoustic guitars and Peter was looking just fine, so it comes as a shock that he passed so suddenly. I'm a big fan of Peter's music from the Bluesbreakers thru until he left Fleetwood Mac. I still carry 6 or 7 of their cds with me when I'm drivin up to my cabin. Love his music.


cmgst34 - 7/28/2020 at 02:43 AM

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I saw the Splinter Group in California. That band had another guitar player who was real fine too. Both he and Peter Green played Stratocasters and I was expecting to hear Greeny with a fat Les Paul tone. But he had a green Strat that sounded nice and his playing was very clean and slick. But the other Strat player seemed to play more solos than Greeny. I found a show from them and linked one song the other day.


Must've been Nigel Watson on the other guitar. He pretty clearly led the group. They put out a DVD and several albums which I should revisit.


They did two Robert Johnson acoustic albums that are nice. But, I always found later era Green a bit somber to listen to because he was just never the same after whatever it was that happened happened.


cmgst34 - 7/28/2020 at 02:43 AM

quote:
quote:
I saw the Splinter Group in California. That band had another guitar player who was real fine too. Both he and Peter Green played Stratocasters and I was expecting to hear Greeny with a fat Les Paul tone. But he had a green Strat that sounded nice and his playing was very clean and slick. But the other Strat player seemed to play more solos than Greeny. I found a show from them and linked one song the other day.


Must've been Nigel Watson on the other guitar. He pretty clearly led the group. They put out a DVD and several albums which I should revisit.


They did two Robert Johnson acoustic albums that are nice. But, I always found later era Green a bit somber to listen to because he was just never the same after whatever it was that happened happened.


matt05 - 7/28/2020 at 01:21 PM

monster player


blackey - 7/29/2020 at 12:46 PM

According to what I read yesterday out of the UK, Peter died in his sleep at age 73.

Said Greeny quit Fleetwood Mac needing to get away due to drug, exhaustion and mental problems. During the time he was not active he lived with his brother and his wife in destitution. Gary Moore's Blues For Greeny allowed Peter to get all the publishing as Gary recorded all Peter Green compositions. But what about publishing for songs such as Black Magic Woman? Where was that money going?

Peter played a Harmony Meteor hollow body often early on but he came to play a unique Gibson Les Paul which had a pickup out of phase almost exclusively. Gary Moore adored the tone of this guitar and wanted it badly so Greeny said whatever you get for that SG you want to sell, I'll take for the Les Paul. Moore had to sell it when he hurt his hand and had to cancel a tour but was left owning a lot of money for the tour that was canceled. Kirk Hammett of Metallica owns Greeny today having paid 2 million for it.

When Peter returned to playing in the 1990's, he played a 1960 Fender Stratocaster and used the whammy bar some and a Gibson ES-165 using a Fender Blues Deville Amp and occasionally a Vox AC30.

In a UK guitar poll from 1995 he was voted number 3 all time right behind Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

It's a darn shame he had that long stretch of not being active. He was absolutely one of the all time greats!


blackey - 7/29/2020 at 03:51 PM

Well that UK article gives the impression Peter Green had a 1960 Strat and a Gibson ES-175 (two guitars) during his latter years.

But I just finished watching an hour long video in two parts where Peter, not long ago, took someone with a camera to a storage shelter and Peter unlocks his cage and inside are dozens of guitar cases with a guitar inside each one. Electrics including some makes that are generally not that popular, a left handed Stratocaster, various acoustic guitars and resonator guitars.

Like all the great players, Peter Green had dozens of guitars and took careful care of them.

Once I watched a similar video with Jeff Beck. Think it was his attic. Dozens of guitars. Several Strats, Les Pauls, Teles, Gretch and other Gibsons and other makes.

Devon Allman was surprised Gregg had 42. Dickey has over 40 also and Duane Betts had three of the electrics and a couple of acoustics on the road with him before covid 19 shut down the Allman Betts Band.


pops42 - 7/29/2020 at 05:24 PM

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stormyrider - 7/29/2020 at 09:47 PM

great article, thanks for posting


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