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Old 12-26-2018, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by slipkid View Post
Here's what I don't understand about the "introverted" Peter Green:

This is the same person who approached established British blues artist John Mayall (while Clapton was in Greece for a couple months in 1965) to claim he was better than Clapton's replacement onstage. Keith Moon was at least drunk when he told Roger Daltrey he was better than the drummer onstage in 1964. That's just plain brazen confidence. Where did it go? It of course worked out for Green when Clapton formed Cream a year later, Mayall asked Green to replace Clapton.

Peter Green during the Mayall years, and the first year and a half with Fleetwood Mac was very controlling. He knew what he wanted and he expected it from his session musician's, or FM band members. For those who have the "Fleetwood Mac Blue Horizons Sessions" box set know this. Peter Green was a great leader, a task master, he always complained that Mick Fleetwood was behind the beat. He was demanding, but was correct everytime. He used to verbally fight with producer Mike Vernon.

So prior to the first U.S. visit in San Francisco with Owsley Stanley (Bear) in 6/68, Peter Green is a very self confident guitarist. Peter began to change during the first U.S. tour in the fall of '68. That's when "something" happened. From that experience came self doubt: "Man of the World", "Green Manalishi", and "Oh Well". Forget the Munich incident, this "trigger" happened during the U.S. late '68/early '69 tour.
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