Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder Peter Green Dies at 73


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Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green has died at the age of 73, according to a law firm representing Green that made the announcement this past Saturday. A statement said the influential guitarist passed away "peacefully in his sleep." Born in London in 1946, Green was known to many as one of the best British blues guitarists of the 1960s. B.B. King once described Green as having "the sweetest tone I ever heard." Green formed "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac featuring Jeremy Spencer" circa 1966 with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. One of the most notable singles from this blues-rock version of the band was "Black Magic Woman." Green left the band in 1971 after struggling with LSD use and schizophrenia. He returned to performing as part of the Peter Green Splinter Group in the 1990s. Green was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Fleetwood Mac band members in 1998.