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: