Peter Green has 72 candles on his birthday cake today. Peter was a founding memb…

Written by on October 29, 2018

Peter Green has 72 candles on his birthday cake today. Peter was a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, and in the early days, the band was many times referred to as "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac". He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work with the group, Green's songs such as "Albatross", "Black Magic Woman", "Oh Well" and "Man of the World" have been recorded by artists such as Santana, Aerosmith, Status Quo, The Black Crowes, Midge Ure, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Judas Priest and Gary Moore, who recorded Blues for Greeny, a covers album of Green's compositions.

Peter inspired many musicians from different generations. B.B. King has said, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page have both praised his guitar playing.

He was ranked 38th in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". His tone on the Bluesbreakers instrumental "The Supernatural" was rated as one of the 50 greatest of all time by Guitar Player. In June 1996 Green was voted the third-best guitarist of all time in Mojo magazine.

There have been at least two definitive styles of Fleetwood Mac over the years, Peter's and the one defined by LP's like "Rumours". Do you have a preference?

Happy Birthday Peter!!!




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