Peter Green, one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac, has passed away.
The family issued a statement that said … “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep.”
Green, blues / rock guitarist, created Fleetwood Mac with Mick fleetwood in ’67, and the group produced an insane number of hits … the madness only surpassed by the drama inside the group.
Among the hits … “Black Magic Woman” and “Need Your Love So Bad”.
The group was originally known as Fleetwood Mac by Peter Green with Jeremy spencer. It’s a mouthful, and was reduced to Fleetwood Mac several years later.
Peter left the group in 1970 and was replaced by Lindsey Buckingham. He had mental health issues, which was the main reason he left the band.
There were 8 band members over the years – Mick, Peter, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Christine mcvie, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer. All were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Peter was 73 years old. RIP.