This Day In Music History

On this day in 1946 Peter Green was born. Green was a member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, where he replaced some hack named Eric Clapton, before going on to found Fleetwood Mac. Yes, before they achieved global dominance with the more pop oriented song writing of Buckingham/Nicks (and much much before they became TikTok’s hottest band), Fleetwood Mac was a blues rock band, with a heavy emphasis on the blues. Green’s Fleetwood Mac scored the 1969 UK No.1 single “Albatross” before leaving the band in 1970. Green died in his sleep July 26th of this year, but there’s no shortage of his great music on the web for you to check out. A good place to start is this collection of live footage of the original Fleetwood Mac compiled by YouTube user…BadlyDrawnBallbag (sigh).

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