That time Mick Fleetwood told me that Peter Green shunned the guitar-hero status of Clapton, Beck, and Page


By Steve Newton

Legendary drummer Mick Fleetwood called me up a couple days ago to plug his upcoming gig at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, and I made sure to ask him all about his long-ago bandmate Peter Green.

Fleetwood’s current outfit, the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, is performing several Green-penned songs from the early Fleetwood Mac blues days. Their recent setlists show that Greenie numbers like “Oh Well”, “Love That Burns”, “Stop Messin’ Around”, “Looking for Somebody”, and “Black Magic Woman” have been making the cut.

As a hardcore Green fan who always wondered why he never attained the guitar-legend status of players like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, I asked Fleetwood what was up with that.

Have a listen:


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