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Fleetwood Mac co-founder blues guitarist Peter Green departs on 73

Peter Green, the legendary British blues guitarist that had been a founding member of Fleetwood Mac has died at age 73.

A law firm representing his family declared the departure in a statement Saturday. It stated: “It’s with fantastic sadness the family of Peter Green announce his passing this weekend, peacefully in his sleep.

“An additional announcement will be supplied in the forthcoming days.”

Green has been called a blues guitarist of the 1960s and made his mark as a composer using the strikes”Albatross”, “Oh Well” and”Black Magic Woman”.

B.B. King once said Green”gets got the sweetest tone I ever heard. He had been the only one that gave me the cold sweats.”

He received his big break as a teenager in 1966, when he substituted Eric Clapton for a short stint at John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Clapton stopped for good shortly after and Green had been in.

From the Bluesbreakers, he had been reunited with Mick Fleetwood, a former aide at Peter B’s Looners. Mayall added bass McVie shortly after.

The three left the following calendar year, forming the center of the ring originally called”Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac comprising (guitarist) Jeremy Spencer.”

Green left the group in 1971 because he fought with his psychological health. He was finally diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent some time in hospital in 1977.

In his absence, the group’s new line-up, such as Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham, became hugely successful using a more pop-music sound.

Green premiered later in the season and married Jane Samuels, a Canadian, in 1978. They had a daughter and divorced the next year. Green also has a boy.

Green returned to acting in the 1990s using the Peter Green Splinter Group.

Back in 1998, he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and other past and current members of Fleetwood Mac.