Peter Green Biography

Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and the founder of the band Fleetwood Mac. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work with the group, Green's compositions have been covered by artists such as Santana, Aerosmith, Midge Ure, Tom Petty, and Judas Priest.

A major figure and bandleader in the "second great epoch" of the British blues movement, Green inspired B. B. King to say, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page have both lauded his guitar playing. Green's playing was marked with idiomatic string bending and vibrato and economy of style. Though he played other guitars, he is best known for deriving a unique tone from his 1959 Gibson Les Paul.


He was ranked 38th in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". His tone on the Bluesbreakers instrumental "The Super-Natural" was rated as one of the fifty greatest of all time by Guitar Player. In June 1996 Green was voted the third-best guitarist of all time in Mojo magazine.

With Fleetwood Mac
Singles

"I Believe My Time Ain’t Long" / "Rambling Pony" (1967)
"Shake Your Moneymaker" / "My Heart Beat Like a Hammer" (1968)
"Black Magic Woman" / "The Sun Is Shining" (1968)
"Need Your Love So Bad" / "Stop Messin’ Round" (1968)
"Albatross" / "Jigsaw Puzzle Blues" (1968)
"Man Of The World" / "Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite" (1969)
"Oh Well Pt.1" / "Oh Well Pt. 2" (1969)
"The Green Manalishi" / "World in Harmony" (1970)


Albums

Fleetwood Mac (1968)
Mr. Wonderful (1968)
Then Play On (1969)
English Rose (1969) USA
Penguin (1973) Track 8 "Night Watch" (uncredited)[1]
Tusk (1979) Track 13 "Brown Eyes" (uncredited)[1]

 Solo
Singles

"Heavy Heart" / "No Way Out" (1971)
"Beasts of Burden" / "Uganda Woman" (1972) with Nigel Watson
"Apostle" / "Tribal Dance" (1978)
"In the Skies" / "Proud Pinto" (1979)
"Walkin' the Road" / "Woman Don't" (1980)
"Loser Two Times" / "Momma Don'tcha Cry" (1980)
"Give Me Back My Freedom" / "Lost My Love" (1981)
"Promised Land" / "Bizzy Lizzy" (1981)
"The Clown" / "Time for Me to Go" (1982)
"Big Boy Now" / "Bandit" (1983)


Albums

The End of the Game (1970)
In the Skies (1979)
Little Dreamer (1980)
Whatcha Gonna Do? (1981)
White Sky (1982)
Kolors (1983)
A Case for the Blues (with Katmandu) (1984)

Compilations

Blue Guitar (1981)
Legend (1988)
Backtrackin' (1990)
A Rock Legend (1991)
Last Train to San Antone (1992)
Baby When the Sun Goes Down (1992)
Collection (1993)
Rock and Pop Legends (1995)
Green and Guitar (1996) – Music Collection MCCD244
Bandit (1997)
Blues for Dhyana (1998)
Alone with the Blues (2000)
The Clown (2001)
A Fool No More (2001) – MCPS Midnite Jazz & Blues Collection MJB100
Promised Land (2001)