FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Peter Green has passed away on July 25 at the age of 73.
His family issued the following statement: “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announces his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep. A further statement will be provided in the coming days.”
As the founder of FLEETWOOD MAC, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Green‘s songs, such as “Albatross,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Oh Well,” “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” and “Man of the World,” appeared on singles charts, and several have been adapted by a variety of musicians.
Rolling Stone ranked Green at number 58 in its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” His tone on the instrumental “The Super-Natural” was rated as one of the 50 greatest of all time by Guitar Player. In June 1996, Green was voted the third-best guitarist of all time in Mojo magazine