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Peter Green

Musician & Songwriter
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Net worth 2018: $15 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Bethnal Green, London
Country: British
BirthDay: 29 October 1946
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Peter Green was bornon 29 October 1946 in Bethnal Green, London, British, is Musician & Songwriter. Peter Allen Greenbaum, famously known as Peter Green, is a British blues rock guitarist and composer. He is popularly known as the founder of the famous English band ‘Fleetwood Mac’. He was ranked 38th in Rolling Stone’s list of ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time’ and Mojo magazine has voted him as the third-best guitarist of all time. Green started his escapades with music at a very young age, learnt guitar all by himself on a cheap Spanish guitar that his brother bought him when he was 11. After that he began to make music professionally with different bands, until he made a blues band of his own -‘Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac - featuring Jeremy Spencer’ and later renamed as ‘Fleetwood Mac’. The band came out with many successful albums, and most of the compositions were Green’s original. But, due high dependency on drugs, gradually he lost control on his mind and suffered from drug induced schizophrenia, which led to his professional as well as personal decline. Green spent many years in psychiatric care and took electroconvulsive therapy but eventually emerged from it and rebuilt his career by working sporadically with ‘Fleetwood Mac’ and formed his own band again, ‘Peter Green and Friends’.


$15 Million


A BBC Four documentary, ‘Peter Green: Man of the World’, produced by Henry Hadaway, was released in 2009


In 2004, Green left the group and moved to Sweden, and later joined ‘The British Blues All Stars’ to perform in one of their tours


In the late 1990s, he formed, with Nigel Watson and Cozy Powell, ‘Peter Green Splinter Group’ and the group released albums like, ‘Soho Session (1998)’, ‘Hot Foot Powder (2000)’, ‘Blues Don’t Change (2001)’, ‘Reaching the Cold 100 (2003)’, etc


He made contribution to Mick Fleetwood’s album, ‘The Visitor’, specifically to the songs ‘Rattlesnake Shake’ and ‘Super Brains’, in 1981


By 1979, with the help of his brother Michael, Green started to resurface on the professional scene and signed with Peter Vernon-Kell’s PVK label


In 1977, he was arrested for threatening his accountant with a shotgun


In 1971, he reunited with Fleetwood Mac for a brief time for their USA tour under the different name, ‘Peter Blue’


Soon Green was diagnosed with schizophrenia and through the rest of the 1970s he underwent psychotherapies and electroconvulsive therapies


More of his singles started to hit the chart in 1969, like, ‘Albatross’, ‘Oh Well’, ‘Man of the World’ and ‘The Green Manalishi’


From 1968, Green increasingly started contributing more and more as a writer for the band and made many original compositions


Within a month of their formation the band played at the Windsor National Jazz and Blues Festival in 1967, which led to their signing to Mike Vernon’s Blue Horizon label


He played bass for the band but in 1966, he was hired as lead guitarist in Peter Bardens’ band, ‘Peter B’s Looners’

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