Peter Green Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Peter Green Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Peter Green.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
Been offline for a minute and just came back and found out Peter Green passed. What a loss, and what a huge contribution he made to music. RIP Peter….Remember when all the biggest bands in the world started off as Blues Bands? I do.
‘It’s with shock and sadness that we’re reached by the news that Peter Green – the supernatural, has passed away. For me personally he was one of the greats. A slow player that wanted to squeeze out every bit of emotion form each note he played on that old Les Paul Never in a rush. A great soulful, bluesy singer. Legendary songwriter. He had the slight misfortune of meeting me once. At a Classic rock award show in London years ago. I was there, I can’t even remember why, as I don’t think we were nominated for anything. It was a crazy event for a fanboy like myself. At the table next to us were Ronnie Wood and Jeff Beck hysterically laughing about some old memory. Next to them was Ozzy. He almost walked into me actually, almost knocking me over. Gary Moore was there. Jimmy Page. Alice Cooper I believe. Tony and Geezer. But the guy that stole the sunlight from all of them was Peter Green. He sat a few feet away from our table, and when I saw him I just froze. There is ”that guy” right there! He was going through a gift bag we’d all received upon entering the venue. In it was some memorabilia and ”stuff”. It also came with one of them practice amps, a miniature battery driven Marshall. Peter held it up, seemingly studying it meticulously. The guitar God himself with a tiny, tiny amplifier. It was quite amazing to see. Anyways, I wrote ”misfortune” previously. After a heavy dose of liquid courage I went in for the kill. ”Hey PEEETEEER!!! How the DEVIL are YOU???”. To make things (way) worse I decided to give him a friendly slap on the back, that was ever so miscalculated in power. So much that he almost slouched over his table. He looked up at me for a few seconds and said ”hi”. Then he turned his head straight up and just gazed at the ceiling, until I quietly backed away. ”Fuck!”. I’m such a fucking idiot! What did I expect? An audience with ”The supernatural”? I calmed down after that embarrassing setback and didn’t bother anyone throughout the rest of the evening. A good call. I love Peter Green. Him and his music lives on. Through his solo records, the early Fleetwood Mac stuff, the Splinter group and the Bluesbreakers. I can totally recommend his Lp ”In the skies” from the late 70’s. I believe it’s quite overlooked. A fantastic piece of music. As was pretty much everything he ever did. Peter Green – Rest in peace’ – Mikael Åkerfeldt on behalf of Opeth”
The amazing guitarist who founded Fleetwood Mac flew into the other dimension
Saturday at midnight, just started the live of the last Let’s Spend Saturday Night Together where I wanted to greet the many who follow me before the holidays, someone wrote me a post informing me of the death of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.
Peter is one of my favorite guitarists ever. The records he made with his Fleetwood Macs are amazing. I’m talking about those from the 60 s, who have nothing to do with the boom the band had in the next decade, starting with the huge success of ′′ Rumors “.
At that time, when his old bandmates enjoyed first place in all the world charts, Peter Green was off the radar, so many compared him to Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett, the two geniuses they did the big rejection and they left.
I met Fleetwood Mac thanks to a review of Carlo Basile on the monthly (which monthly wasn’t because he came out once in a while) OFF-SIDE. I had started buying it for Bonvi comics and discovered reviews of Carlo Basile, in one of which he enhanced Fleetwood Mac’s ′′ Then Play On ′′ album, and he was right. So I went to buy all of their previous records, including John Mayall’s ′′ A Hard Road where among his Bluesbreakers there was Peter Green, who replaced Eric Clapton who left to form Cream.
In Fleetwod Mac, Peter Green’s guitar, who also sang, painted masterpieces such as: ′′ Black Magic Woman “, ′′ Oh Well “, ′′ Albatross “, ′′ Need your love so bad ′′ not to mention the whole album ′′ Then play on “.
Then, out of the blue, Peter abandoned the band and released a solo album that some define the strangest and most futuristic record of that period on horseback in two decades: ′′ The end of the game “. Psychedelic sounds, jazz, with a guitar never heard cry or scratch like this, released from every rule so far written on the rock pentagram. The album ended with a deaf noise, as on the tip of the record player that is hit and violently scratches the grooves. This annoying noise came after a series of sweet guitar notes. And it was the end of the game. Peter Green is gone for at least 9 years. Legends said he went to work in a psychiatric hospital, where he was then hospitalized. They also said he rejected the royalty money that came to him from the many songs he composed and the records that sold themselves a lot. Surely the abuse of LSD influenced this mental state of his.
Suddenly he came back in 1979 with an album ′′ In the skies, which I immediately bought and listened to very excited. A good delicate blues record, but the Peter Green I knew and loved was gone. I got confirmation when I went to see him live and interviewed him. I was so curious to know everything, because ′′ The end of the game “, because he abandoned everything… He looked at me sweetly and replied:
′′ I dunno. I don’t remember, it’s been so long ′′
Some years ago I dedicated a long Needle to Peter Green and his Fleetwod Mac, where I told the story through vinyl and videos. You can always find the video at the OptiMagazine link
The story of ′′ The end of the game ′′ fascinated me so much that I told it often and also involved my little brother Fabio in the charm of this record and Peter Green story.
Two years ago I visited Fabio at the hospital, before leaving for Fiat Music in Bari. He was in a lot of pain and had lost all his determination to react. While he was struggling to get down on his knees on the bed he looked at me and said:
“The end of the game”
I realized that he knew he was at the end of the game and with that sentence I could understand only he waved at me.
I was in Bari three days later when I received news that it had flown into the other dimension.
Bye Fabio and now bye Peter.
Rest In Power Peter Green. You were an absolute gateway into modern blues for me and I didn’t think a white man could bring the blues until I heard you. The roots of Fleetwood Mac that your average Joe won’t know about
Rest In Power Peter Green. You were an absolute gateway into modern blues for me and I didn’t think a white man could bring the blues until I heard you. The roots of Fleetwood Mac that your average Joe won’t know about 💔 🎸 https://t.co/Dp28uP1Y4k
— Chris (@waterw0lf) July 27, 2020
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