Tributes are pouring in from across the music world saluting founding Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Peter Inexperienced, who, in line with his household, died “peacefully in his sleep” Saturday at age 73.
Main the homages is one from drummer Mick Fleetwood, who helped kind the band with Inexperienced in 1967.
“For me, and each previous and current member of Fleetwood Mac, dropping Peter Inexperienced is monumental!” Mick writes in a message posted on his official Fb web page. “Peter was the person who began the band Fleetwood Mac together with myself, John McVie, and Jeremy Spencer. Nobody has ever stepped into the ranks of Fleetwood Mac with out a reverence for Peter Inexperienced and his expertise, and to the truth that music ought to shine vivid and at all times be delivered with uncompromising ardour!!!”
Fleetwood provides, “Peter, I’ll miss you, however relaxation simple your music lives on. I thanks for asking me to be your drummer all these years in the past. We did good, and path blazed one hell of a musical street for therefore many to get pleasure from.”
Stevie Nicks, who joined Fleetwood Mac 5 years after Inexperienced exited the band, posted a tribute on her personal Fb web page that reads, partly, “My largest remorse is that I by no means bought to share the stage with him. I at all times hoped in my coronary heart of hearts that that may occur. After I first listened to all of the Fleetwood Mac information, I used to be very taken along with his guitar enjoying. It was one of many causes I used to be excited to affix the band. His legacy will reside on without end within the historical past books of Rock n Roll.”
Listed here are among the many different tributes Inexperienced which have been posted by varied well-known and repsected music artists:
Yusuf/Cat Stevens: “God bless the ineffable Peter Inexperienced, one of many unsung heroes of musical integrity, innovation and spirit. After I heard he left Fleetwood Mac in 1970 to get an actual life and donate his wealth to charity, he turned one thing of a mannequin for me.”
Whitesnake singer David Coverdale: “An Artist I Really Cherished & Admired…From The First Time I Heard Him…I Supported The Unique Fleetwood Mac At Redcar Jazz Membership After I Was In A Native Band…He Was A Breathtaking Singer, Guitarist & Composer.”
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler: “Unhappy to listen to of Peter Inexperienced passing- one of many greats. RIP.”
Warren Haynes: “Peter’s life was a tragic and storied one for certain however he stays one among the best to ever unleash the ability of music onto this world. What he created and contributed will proceed to affect one of the best musical artists and arouse essentially the most curious listeners for generations to come back.”
Ex-Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden: “As a musician I can solely be one of many thousands and thousands he touched, his expertise for guitar enjoying, vocals and harmonica would have been greater than most individuals might have presumably wished for, and you then add these fantastic songs, authentic, vibrant, atmospheric, outright psychedelic and a lot enjoyable, to hearken to and witness. These early days of Fleetwood Mac will keep in my thoughts without end.”
Annie Lennox: “Peter Inexperienced, composer of essentially the most extremely lovely haunting songs has handed on from this world. He could not deal with the depth of the music business & left the band earlier than they rocketed to world tremendous stardom. What an exquisite legacy of songs he is left behind.. RIP sir.”
Billy Idol: “RIP #PeterGreen superb ’60’s guitarist B B King stated out of all of the British blues guitar gamers of the 60s and early 70s he was the one one who gave him chills! Reward certainly…”
Midge Ure: “One of many nice ones gone. You taught me effectively…Supernatural…Man of the World…Albatross…Oh Properly.”
Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett: “This pic [a photo of Hammett holding Green’s 1959 Les Paul guitar that Kirk bought a few years ago] speaks volumes, actually…!…RIP Peter Inexperienced.”
By Matt Friedlander
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