RIP Peter Green

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RIP Peter Green

#1 Post by Robert Grenley » July 25th, 2020, 12:23 pm

I know it's not a wine topic, but Peter Green (my avatar here) died today at age 73. He was a brilliant guitarist who replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (when Eric left to form Cream), then took the rhythm section, bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood, with him when he left to form Fleetwood Mac. (A very different group than the later more well-known pop lineup.) Peter wrote and FM performed "Black Magic Woman" (later a hit for Santana...though FM's original version is better), and the absolutely ethereal "Albatross" (which, if you haven't heard it, is a must listen..even better with headphones!).

He usually avoided pyrotechnics for beautiful, lyrical blues solos that continue to move me now over 50 years later. B. B. King once said of Peter: "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." He had some bad experience(s) with LSD, wanted to give away all his money, left FM around 1970 and suffered with a long history of mental illness, from which he never really recovered.

Anyway, RIP Peter Green. His music lives on.
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Re: RIP Peter Green

#2 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 25th, 2020, 12:30 pm

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#3 Post by Robert Sand » July 25th, 2020, 1:19 pm

Great guitar player !

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#4 Post by KC Cormack » July 25th, 2020, 1:42 pm

Sorry to hear this. Albatross is a great tune:

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#5 Post by KC Cormack » July 25th, 2020, 1:46 pm

Oh Well is great too:

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#6 Post by mmarcellus » July 25th, 2020, 4:28 pm

Steve Cushing, the host of Blues Before Sunrise (a great radio program that delves deeply into pre-war and post-war Chicago Blues) is a big Peter Green fan, and uses Albatross as the theme for his show. He tells the story of how, as a callow youth, he bought a Fleetwood Mac album and was hugely impressed by Jeremy Spencer's guitar playing. As I recall the way he told it, his blues epiphany later came when he heard Elmore James and realized that Spencer was basically stealing his riffs. Meanwhile, he really grew to appreciate Peter Green's guitar playing and remains a fan to this day.
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#7 Post by jnbrown » July 25th, 2020, 4:41 pm

I always loved John Mayall and the various musicians that he played with over the years.
Harvey Mandel was another great guitarist that played with him.
When I was growing up in the 1970's my older brother had his Back to the Roots album which really turned me on to him.
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#8 Post by Ed Steinway » July 25th, 2020, 4:47 pm

RIP. His guitar work was epic.

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#9 Post by john stimson » July 25th, 2020, 10:10 pm



Says at least some of it all.

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#10 Post by john stimson » July 25th, 2020, 10:19 pm



more.

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#11 Post by john stimson » July 25th, 2020, 10:25 pm



these are all via Robert Grenley. BTW. If you want a hell of a play list, I would think robert could provide.

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#12 Post by Jürgen Steinke » July 26th, 2020, 12:50 am

I always adored the guitar style of Greeny. Sad news. As he said himself "I went on a trip and never came back". RIP.

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#13 Post by Robert Grenley » August 1st, 2020, 11:45 pm

Oh my!
I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff.
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#14 Post by Robert Grenley » August 1st, 2020, 11:50 pm

I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff.
-Bob Dylan

"...what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I've ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it."

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#15 Post by Robert Grenley » August 1st, 2020, 11:57 pm

Just in a Peter Green frame of mind:

I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff.
-Bob Dylan

"...what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I've ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it."

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#16 Post by adam caldwell » August 2nd, 2020, 12:33 am

I missed him somehow, he absolutely shreds on guitar. New records to buy. Thx all. RIP.

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#17 Post by Robert Grenley » August 2nd, 2020, 9:51 am

One thing to be aware of on the first two albums is that guitarist Jeremy Spencer did his Elmore James type numbers incessantly. So mixed in with the Peter Green gems are usually 2-3 similar sounding songs that were not my cup of tea. He did not have any songs on their third and last album before PG left the group, Then Play On.

Just a word of warning.
I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff.
-Bob Dylan

"...what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I've ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it."

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