Peter Green has passed

Bill Ashton

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Peter Green of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and founder of Fleetwood Mac passed away last night in his sleep :cry:
 

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How many people have a tone named for them? The Peter Green Tone is a staple on Guild electrics in the '70s with that little phase switch.
 

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Bummer to hear that. I've played with many guitarists that credit him as their influence.
 

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This name definitely meant a lot to me in my guitar playing beginnings.... thanks for everything Peter, you might be gone, but your sweet tone and playing are here to stay.
 
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If he hadn't gone to the party in Germany in 1970, I think it was, I think a lot more people would know his name. It just messed him up for a long time.
 

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He had an authentic, original voice as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. I’m happy he found some peace and stability the last few years.
Then Play On, PG.
 

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"Might as well" put up some vids of his golden years playing British blues with Fleetwood Mac


A solo piece:


And if that's still not enough:

 

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One of those rare-ish examples of a band going on to phenomenally greater success after one of its key members dropped out.

Anyone care to name some others?
 

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For me the big one is Pink Floyd -- lead guitarist, main songwriter, vocalist and most charismatic member goes bonkers, is given the boot, and five years later they're #1 in the charts and filling stadiums (stadia?) all over the world. (I'm way in the minority, but I still prefer the Barrett version.)
 

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And the former member (Peter Gabriel) also goes on to great success! I'm assuming we are keeping Steve Hackett out of it... ;)

How about the Rolling Stones? Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, and Bill Wyman could perhaps be considered "key members". Although they had "phenomenal success" throughout their personnel changes, so maybe they aren't a good example.

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