Peter Green Biography

Peter Green was born October 29,1946 in London, England. By age 19, he had joined Peter Barden's Peter B's Looners as lead guitarist. He left to join John Mayall's Bluesbreakers after Eric Clapton's departure from the band, and then formed his own band, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, with recruited Bluesbreakers, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. The group became an immediate success at their inaugural concert at the Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival, and Peter's instrumental solo, "Albatross", become the number one single on the English Charts.

The success of Fleetwood Mac however, also brought his own personal decline. Unable to handle the newfound success and his rising experimentation with drugs, he left the group in 1970. He briefly re-emerged with several unheralded solo albums in the late seventies and early eighties, and then disappeared again until forming the Splinter Group in 1996. His recent album,"Robert Johnson's Songbook" has received critical acclaim, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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