Thanks For The Music, Peter Green

The music world lost an all time great in Fleetwood Mac’s songwriter and guitarist Peter Green. Thank you for the music, Peter.

Recently on my personal Facebook page, I talked about cover songs that were better than the originals. I flat-out refused to include Santana’s cover of “Black Magic Woman” in that conversation. Santana’s version is by all means great, and I would certainly go as far as saying it’s better than the original. But the two versions are so stylistically different. Both are so good in their own right, it’s a disservice to both to categorically declare one better. But where Santana infused it with his Latin flair, Green and Fleetwood Mac took it in a bluesier direction.

And here’s Peter Green performing “Oh Well” on BBC’s Monster Music Mash back in 1969:

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