Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green dies aged 73

The co-founder of Fleetwood Mac and influential blues-rock guitarist, Peter Green died at the age of 73. Peter Green’s family representatives announced in a statement:  “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announces his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep.

“A further statement will be provided in the coming days.”

Peter Green formed Fleetwood Green in Bethnal Green in east London with drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967. The group was formed after Green’s role in John Mayall’s Bluesbreaker. Also Read – Rosamund Pike talks about her love of Budapest

Peter Green’s mental health and Fleetwood Mac exit

Green and Fleetwood then convinced John McVie to join the match as a bass guitarist by naming the band, Fleetwood Mac. The group produced three albums and a series of popular tracks including Black Magic Woman, Albatross, and Oh Well. In 1970, Green left the band due to his struggles with his mental health. Then in the mid-70s he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and was admitted to the hospital. The Fleetwood Mac co-founder, Peter Green died peacefully in his sleep and not due to his previous mental health conditions.

The band had a total of eight members including Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Christine McVie, Danny Kirwan, and Jeremy Spencer.

Furthermore Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green died just after Fleetwood Mac announced they would release a boxset documenting the band’s years between 1969 and 1974. David Coverdale paid tribute to Green saying he “truly loved and admired” him. In a tweet, he said:  “I supported the original Fleetwood Mac at Redcar Jazz Club when I was in a local band… he was a breathtaking singer, guitarist, and composer. I know who I will be listening to today. RIP” 

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