Peter Green passed away this Saturday at the age of 73. The news came to light through the family and their attorneys.
“It is with regret that Peter Green’s family announces his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep.” They also stated that a new statement will be provided in the coming days.
Green was born in London, England, on October 29, 1946. He was recognized worldwide as the successor to Eric Clapton in John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. Besides, he was the founder of the 1960s band, Fleetwood Mac. It started in the music industry in 1966 in the Peter Bardens band. The following year he participated in the grouping of John Mayall.
By the mid-1967s, he founded his own group, which he named Fleetwood Mac, where he participated as guitarist, songwriter, and lead vocal. By 1970 he decided to retire and began his solo career. By 1973 he collaborated on albums with other artists.
In the mid-1970s he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and this forced him to put music aside to spend his time in psychiatric hospitals. In 1979 he resumed his career releasing 5 albums in the first part of 1980. By 1984 he left music behind and began to live as a hermit. In 2010 he made his last appearance in public as a musician.
Peter Green is recognized as one of the most influential musicians in British blues. In 2004 he was positioned on the list of the greatest guitarists of all time. For the year of 1996 he was chosen as the third best guitarist of all time.