Peter Green died in his sleep at the age of 73. The outstanding guitarist co-founded the band Fleetwood Mac, and was also its first vocalist. Green left Fleetwood Mac after recording four albums and struggled with schizophrenia for many years.
Peter Green, together with bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood, founded the band Fleetwood Mac in 1967. He recorded the first four albums with the group – “Fleetwood Mac”, “Mr. Wonderful”, “English Rose” and “Then Play On”. He was a co-creator of such songs as “Black Magic Woman”, “Albatross”, “Man of the world” and “Need your love so much”.
In May 1970, Green left Fleetwood Mac, and later returned twice – to help the band complete the tour and record one of the songs for the album “Penguin”.It was a few years before the group’s greatest success – the album “Rumors”, released in 1977, which is still on the list of ten albums with the highest sales in the history of music.
Illness and career after Fleetwood Mac
In the 1970s, Green began abusing drugs, was later diagnosed with schizophrenia, and spent many months in psychiatric hospitals receiving electroconvulsive therapy.
The musician mainly in the 1980s, recorded seven solo albums, ten albums with the Splinter Group and was involved in countless projects by other artists.
Peter Green is mentioned among the most talented guitarists of all time. His style was praised by legends such as B.B. King and Eric Clapton. B. B. King said Green was the only guitarist that gave him the chills.
On July 25, the family’s lawyers reported that Peter Green had died in his sleep. He was 73 years old.