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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 29 October 1946London, England, UK
Birth NamePeter Allen Greenbaum

Mini Bio (1)

Peter Green was born on October 29, 1946 in London, England as Peter Allen Greenbaum.

Trade Mark (1)

Usually used a Gibson Les Paul

Trivia (9)

Founding member and original lead guitarist with Fleetwood Mac. Their name originated as an instrumental song, featuring his favorite drummer and bassist, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, then became the name of the band.
His song "Man of the World" was covered by Marillion frontman Steve Hogarth and "The H Band", on the album "Live Spirit: Live Body", released 2002.
He is perhaps best-remembered for his instrumental, "Albatross", which was Fleetwood Mac's only number one hit in the UK.
Carlos Santana's band Santana had a big hit with their Latin-tinged cover-version of "Black Magic Woman", composed by Green. He and Carlos Santana were friends, and admirers of each other's guitar playing.
Suffered from mental illness for years, at one point abandoning his guitars and becoming a grave-digger. Re-emerged in the 1990s, after he stopped taking the medications he'd long been on as a patient.
Came from a working-class family in the East end of London.
His main influences were Hank B. Marvin, Muddy Waters and B.B. King, as well as "old Jewish songs".
In his early years, he refused to work on Saturdays, the Jewish day of rest.
Fleetwood Mac was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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