Peter Green is dead: the music legend dies at the age of 73 years

a Brilliant guitarist, drug abuse, religious cult: The British guitarist and co-founder of the Band Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, is dead. He had passed away peac

Peter Green is dead: the music legend dies at the age of 73 years

a Brilliant guitarist, drug abuse, religious cult: The British guitarist and co-founder of the Band Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, is dead. He had passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 73 years, told family members on Saturday, in an official statement. Green founded, together with drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967 in London the legendary Band Fleetwood Mac. His family announced a further opinion for the next few days. Musicians such as Peter Frampton, acknowledged him as a great guitarist.

Greens life resembled a roller-coaster ride. He was considered one of the best guitarists ("The end of The Game", "In the Skies"). The group Fleetwood Mac, celebrated their greatest achievements, however, without him. Because even three years after the founding of the musician rose again from the Band - it was a social descent followed.

at the age of eleven he learned the first guitar chords

The Blues-Rock guitarist, suffered from drug abuse and schizophrenia, such as biographers reported. For a long time Green was treated in the psychiatry. The majority of the 1970s, the musicians disappeared from the scene. He temporarily lived on the road, as a cemetery gardener and worked for a time in an Israeli kibbutz have spent, it said.

Green was born in 1946 as the son of a Jewish working class family in the London district of Bethnal Green. At a young age he developed a passion for American Blues musicians such as B. B. King and Muddy Waters. At the age of eleven, he got to grips with the first guitar. At the age of 15 years, a Teenager, and professionally began to play the guitar and had five years later, the Chance to stand as the lead guitarist for the instrumental band, Peter B's Looners on the stage. A little later he was engaged as a substitute for his Idol Eric Clapton in the Bluesbreakers.

Faster rise quickly showed shadows pages

in the Midst of a Blues Boom, founded the Green in the summer of 1967 Fleetwood Mac, along with his Bluesbreakers-colleagues in Fleetwood and John McVie. The Green composed the Song "Albatross" brought the group in the Winter of 1968/69 the first number 1 Hit and catapulted them to the top of the British music scene.

But the rapid rise is not soon showed its dark side: Green was able to weather the media frenzy and his experiments with the drug LSD were becoming more extreme. His life between music and drugs, he commented later in an Interview: "The worst thing that happened to me in life, are the drugs the Best was to land a number 1 Hit."

No Comeback

towards the end of the decade, a caution managed to Green in 1979, surprising success with a religious-themed Album.
Fleetwood Mac sponge while in a new Formation on a wave of success. The 1977 Album "Rumours" sold more than 40 million Times.

in Spite of various small Solo successes no greater Comeback Green, until he left in 1996 with a group of musician friends at the Start. The British "Daily Telegraph" said, at the time, from the earth, returning rock star. Drug free published Green the Peter Green Splinter Group several albums, until the Band in 2004, broke up. For music experts, he was already during his lifetime, a Blues legend, and with its gentle Sound, one of the most influential guitarists of the past decades.

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Updated Date: 26 July 2020, 14:27

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