. The guitarist passed away peacefully in his sleep, his family’s lawyers, said a statement from swan. Turton solicitors read. It is with great sadness that the family of peter green announces death this weekend. A further statement will be provided in the coming days, born in bethnal green in london, green formed, fleetwood mack in 1967, with guitarist jeremy, spencer, bassist john mcvey and drummer mick fleetwood, who described losing his former band mate as monumental. No one has ever stepped into the ranks of fleetwood mac without a reverence for peter, green and his talent, and to the fact that music should shine bright and always be delivered with uncompromising passion. He added peter. I will miss you but rest easy. Your music lives on. I thank you for asking me to be your drummer all those years ago. We did good and trailblazed one hell of a musical road for so many to enjoy. He received his first guitar from his older brother len, who had lost interest in learning how to play one of green’s musical heroes was the shadows, lead guitarist hank marvin, although his other influences were mostly blues greats from bb king to otis, rush in 1966 green replaced Eric clapton in john mayer’s blues breakers male told his producer, who was scandalized at losing clapton. He might not be better than clapton now, but you wait he’s going to be the best regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Green was the songwriter behind classic fleetwood.

Mac hits, including albatross black magic woman and oh well. He left the band after a final show in 1970, amid disillusionment with the music industry and his struggles with mental health, which were exacerbated by his involvement with psychedelic drugs. He was later diagnosed with schizophrenia and had electroconvulsive therapy in hospitals during the mid seventies. He was arrested in 1977 after threatening to shoot his accountant with a pump action rifle. I guess i took one trip too many. He told his biographer martin kellmans in 1996.. Green returned to music in 1996, with peter green splinter group performing mostly from his repertoire of classic blues. He was one of the eight members of fleetwood mac, along with fleetwood, mcv spencer, stevie, nicks, lindsey buckingham, christine mcvee and danny kirwan to be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. In 1998., in february, fleetwood held a tribute concert to greene to honour his musical legacy special guests at the concert which took place in london included david gilmour, christine mcvee pete townsend bill wyman and stephen tyler. I wanted people to know that i did not form this band. Peter green did fleetwood, told rolling stone ahead of the event, and i wanted to celebrate those early years of fleetwood mac which started this massive ball that went down the road over the last 50 years. Fleetwood recalled the last time he had seen green and said he still played acoustic guitar painted and went fishing it’s, no secret, that he took a left turn and never came back, but he’s, okay.

He said he also has really little or no ego at all, which is unbelievable. You want to go. Do you realize what you did? No no yeah, i suppose so. He has no ego about what he did peter in his prime in the 60s was without equal said male in man of the world, the 2009 bbc documentary about green. He was a force to be reckoned with.