“Most sadly have lost one of the most tasteful guitar players ever I have always been a huge admirer of the great Peter Green may he rest in peace,” Peter Frampton tweeted.
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“God bless the ineffable Peter Green, one of the unsung heroes of musical integrity, innovation and spirit,” Yusuf/Cat Stevens wrote. “When I heard he left Fleetwood Mac in 1970 to get a real life and donate his wealth to charity, he became something of a model for me.”
Green formed Fleetwood Mac with drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967. He left the band in 1970 as he battled mental health and drug issues, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Christine McVie, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer in 1998.
Members of Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Blur, Primal Scream, Nada Surf, and more also honored Green’s life and legacy. See the tributes below.
Most sadly have lost one of the most tasteful guitar players ever I have always been a huge admirer of the great Peter Green may he rest in peace.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) July 25, 2020
God bless the ineffable Peter Green, one of the unsung heroes of musical integrity, innovation and spirit. When I heard he left Fleetwood Mac in 1970 to get a real life and donate his wealth to charity, he became something of a model for me.
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) July 25, 2020
R.I.P Peter Green. A unique artist and a beautiful guitar player. pic.twitter.com/UeyzpUKlCP
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) July 25, 2020
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac – "Oh Well", Live@ Music Mash 1969 https://t.co/DIxFAS9DiL via
— graham coxon (@grahamcoxon) July 25, 2020
Sad to hear of Peter Green passing- one of the greats. RIP. pic.twitter.com/OUHg3KwnNy
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) July 25, 2020
An Artist I Truly Loved & Admired…From The First Time I Heard Him…I Supported The Original Fleetwood Mac At Redcar Jazz Club When I Was In A Local Band…He Was A Breathtaking Singer, Guitarist & Composer…
I know Who I Will Be Listening To Today…RIP https://t.co/VvkGaY6ZMf
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) July 25, 2020
Peter Green – thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/0dRpM4Luj9
— Bernie Marsden (@Bernie_Marsden) July 25, 2020
Damn I didn’t know he’d passed. Met him once. He’d just come offstage and I said “I hope you had a great time up there.” Peter said “I hope I did, too.” Peace to the god. https://t.co/53tU6CeIko
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) July 25, 2020
Peter Green was phenomenal & groundbreaking in his playing & compositions, & a great influence on many. Saddened to hear of his passing. Always loved this live appearance: https://t.co/CdVoXUWQ4M https://t.co/kIC3dxqVOV
— Doug Gillard (@douggillard) July 25, 2020
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