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  posted on 7/26/2020 at 05:26 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.

 

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  posted on 7/27/2020 at 02:40 AM
Not as famous as other players from that time and that place, but just as good, if not better(IMHO)

 

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  posted on 7/27/2020 at 07:04 PM
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.

 

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  posted on 7/27/2020 at 09:43 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.


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.

 

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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.

 

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  posted on 7/28/2020 at 08:21 AM
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  posted on 7/29/2020 at 07:46 AM
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!

 

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  posted on 7/29/2020 at 10:51 AM
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.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2020 at 12:24 PM
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  posted on 7/29/2020 at 04:47 PM
great article, thanks for posting
 
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