I’m saddened to continue our Saturday afternoon reporting with the news that Peter Green, legendary co-founder of the band Fleetwood Mac, has passed away. He was 73 years of age and a brief statement from his family is below.
“It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep.”
* end of statement *
Speaking personally, my musical education on the works of Peter Green are very limited and quite honestly I know two of his most noted works from the bands that covered them and practically made them their own songs. I am speaking of “Black Magic Woman” which was done by Santana and “Green Manalishi” that was covered by the mighty Judas Priest. These are magnificent tunes and ones that should be rallied behind time and time again. In 1967 I can’t claim to listening to much Fleetwood Mac or any music unless it was a lullabye since I was two years old. I would get my education on the band from the “Rumors” album that my father owned and played as much as I played my KISS records. True story.
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