I first saw Pete Green playing with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. He was superb. As good, if not better than Clapton.
In 1967 he formed Fleetwood Mac and they released their first album on Blue Horizon. That year was stunning for the release of great albums – Captain Beefheart, Doors, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Stones, Country Joe and the Fish, Buffalo Springfield, Love, Byrds, Roy Harper, Leonard Cohen, Grateful Dead, Traffic, Family – we had iconic albums coming out of our ears. That first Fleetwood Mac one was one of the greats. These were the days of the great British Blues Boom with Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, Aynsley Dunbar, Groundhogs, Free, John Mayall, Savoy Brown, Taste, John Dummer, and a host of others – most of which evolved into Progressive Rock.
I used to go to see Fleetwood Mac regularly. They were always brilliant and good fun too – great to dance to. They created a brilliant atmosphere in those small clubs – like the Toby Jug in Tolworth.
So today I’m playing some Pete Green and Fleetwood Mac (so much superior to later incarnations!):