Fans everywhere mourn the death of Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green

The English blues rock singer, songwriter and guitarist dies at the age of 73. Green was a founding member of the British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac. Fans everywhere have flooded social media with praise and support towards the musician's family. Scroll for more on one of the world's best guitarists. 

  • Fleetwood Mac is one of the world's best-selling bands.
  • In 1979, the band was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And in 1998 they entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum, in Cleveland Ohio.

Peter Green, entered English singer and composer John Mayall's band Bluesbreakers to replace the legendary Eric Clapton. The band would serve as  a stepping stone for Fleetwood Mac's band formation later on. 

Peter Green: his early years and his present

Green's family announced his death this weekend and said he left peacefully in his sleep. One of the guitarist's most memorable tracks is Albatross. The band formed in 1967 and released their debut album in 1968. Green left the band after a 1970s performance due to mental health problems. Green was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia and was hospitalized during the 70s. 

Fans and musicians alike have paid their tributes on social media. Green's death comes just a few days after Fleetwood Mac announced they would release a multi-CD box set documenting the band’s early years between 1969 and 1974.

Multi CD-Box titled Fleetwood Mac 1969-1974. It includes 8 CDs

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