Peter Green has passed

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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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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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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.)
As do I--I prefer SEE EMILY PLAY to most anything done by the Floyd in the post Syd years...
 

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What a talent, and the crazy LP with the reversed polarity pickups mounted wrong. Crazy unique sound. It’s a shame what happened to him
Paul
 

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Somewhere I have a very poorly recorded boot of a Fleetwood Mac gig in a club somewhere. Mr. Clapton gets up on stage with them to jam and gets his butt kicked round the block by Green.

Also, Green is one of the foundation pieces under Carlos Santana. It is not so entirely obvious because of the Latin thing going on, but pull Green out of Santana's playing and it doesn't collapse but does get a little lopsided.
 
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