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RIP Peter Green
« on: July 25, 2020, 05:10:17 pm »
He of the two pronged crown is no more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53539989
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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 05:57:15 pm »
Wonderful player, but sadly walked a very troubled path. Maybe the two are always destined to go together somehow.

It's worth reminding ourselves who actually wrote [and sang] the original version. Not a lot of people know that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0PyhrHOtRo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y



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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 06:56:15 pm »
Bah!
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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 07:01:20 pm »
"He has the sweetest tone I ever heard , he was the only one to give me the cold sweats "   B B King .

 I often change my " Top ten Records " but  Peter Green's  Fleetwood Mac    sublime  ~ Need Your Love So Bad    Is always in . 

               Colin
 
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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2020, 07:10:01 pm »
Someone who has forged a great place in music, and influenced many.
In all honesty, I’m amazed he lived as long as he did. I saw him live over 10 years ago and he clearly wasn’t well.
Our parents lied to us - getting involved in sex, drugs and rock and roll wasn’t all that bad for one!

Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 07:12:37 pm »
Wonderful player, but sadly walked a very troubled path. Maybe the two are always destined to go together somehow.

It's worth reminding ourselves who actually wrote [and sang] the original version. Not a lot of people know that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0PyhrHOtRo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y

It would never have occurred to me to think of Santana for that track!

I thought you were going to refer to little Willie John's original of "Need Your Love so Bad", which, as Colin intimates, is actually Peter Green's greatest track and contains the sound that BB was probably referring to.  It's just a chiller and satisfyingly easy to play, too!

Incidentally, Little Willie John also wrote "Fever" - and I guess even more people don't know that!

RIP, Peter.  As you suggest VB, a life sadly twisted, in PG's case I think originally by LSD.

The first Fleetwood Mac album on which John Spencer* does a blistering version of "Dust My Broom", channeling Elmore James, is terrific.

*  See below for correction!

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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 07:19:13 pm »
s/John/Jeremy, unless music's loss was snooker's gain ;)
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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2020, 07:40:39 pm »
One of those that is always in my play list,

A recent conversation with an Aberdonian after the current incarnation play the AECC "it's not the same without Lindsey", they seemed confused when I replied "don't you mean without Peter Green?"
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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2020, 07:50:01 pm »
s/John/Jeremy, unless music's loss was snooker's gain ;)

Yes, of course!  Confusingly, the same name as an actor of short fame.

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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 09:04:32 pm »
np: the 3-CD "Live In Boston", from February 1970.  Contains not one but two >24 minute versions of "Rattlesnake Shake".  Oh yes.
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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2020, 11:07:09 pm »
 :(

Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 11:10:01 am »
Forget to mention what n effective singer he was, too.  Great timing in "Oh Well".

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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 10:43:49 am »
Seems Miss von Brandenburg's future f-i-l was in the Bluesbreakers alongside Peter Green.  For about a week, until he got the boot and Aynsley Dunbar moved in.  And when Mr Green did his first comeback gigs the future Mr von Brandenburg auditioned for the drummer's slot.  Unsuccessfully.

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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 04:23:28 pm »
Bah. That sucks.

Word on the street when he replaced Clapton in the Bluesbreakers was that he was by far the better player.

My bro's O Level history project was 'The story of British Blues', and Peter Green has been a constant accompaniment to my life for as long as I can remember.

'I Loved Another Woman' still brings out the chills.

I would have loved to have seen him play, sadly never managed that.

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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2020, 07:51:27 pm »
Wonderful player, but sadly walked a very troubled path. Maybe the two are always destined to go together somehow.

It's worth reminding ourselves who actually wrote [and sang] the original version. Not a lot of people know that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0PyhrHOtRo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y

It would never have occurred to me to think of Santana for that track!

I thought you were going to refer to little Willie John's original of "Need Your Love so Bad", which, as Colin intimates, is actually Peter Green's greatest track and contains the sound that BB was probably referring to.  It's just a chiller and satisfyingly easy to play, too!

Incidentally, Little Willie John also wrote "Fever" - and I guess even more people don't know that!

RIP, Peter.  As you suggest VB, a life sadly twisted, in PG's case I think originally by LSD.

The first Fleetwood Mac album on which John Spencer* does a blistering version of "Dust My Broom", channeling Elmore James, is terrific.

*  See below for correction!
See here for a slightly shaky You Tube vid of John McVie and Jeremy Spencer appearing on stage together for the first time in 50 years.

J Spencer disappeared off to the Children of God. My bro got suckered in (along with many other journos) by a chap who pitched up in the early 80's claiming to be Jeremy Spencer. He looked like him and played like him. Very convincing apparently. Turned out he'd been a roadie with the band so knew all the back stories and had watched Spencer play countless times so was able to imitate him very well.

Bro's story (before he realised everyone had been done) appeared in NME. Fame !!
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Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2020, 08:15:29 pm »
Enjoyed that clip of Jeremy, thanks.  Hartlepool's best!   Teesside could have fielded a pretty impressive blues trio with Paul Rogers, Chris Rea and Jeremy.

Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2020, 08:25:01 am »
Enjoyed that clip of Jeremy, thanks.  Hartlepool's best!   Teesside could have fielded a pretty impressive blues trio with Paul Rogers, Chris Rea and Jeremy.
They could have added David Coverdale to take turns singing as well.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2020, 10:39:57 am »
Yes, David can sing (though I'm not a fan of his chosen genre) but good as he is he'd be redundant in a group that had Paul Rodgers in it!

Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2020, 12:45:53 pm »
I prefer Paul Rodgers too. Always though he's a bit of a waisted talent though. Free were great as were the early Bad Company albums but then nothing of note really. The spell fronting Queen was just odd. Mind you I expect Bad Company made him enough cash he couldnt care less.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: RIP Peter Green
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2020, 02:57:30 pm »
... he's a bit of a waisted talent though.

Like Meatloaf, Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole, Demis Roussos, et al.