Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder Peter Green Tribute Concert Set

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Guitarist/vocalist Peter Green, who co-founded Fleetwood Mac more than 50 years ago, will be the subject of a tribute concert taking place at the London Palladium next Feb. 25. The all-star event is being helmed by Mick Fleetwood and will feature such acolytes as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, John Mayall, Steven Tyler, David Gilmour and others.

In a statement, Mick Fleetwood said, “The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I am honored to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician.”

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Others on the bill include former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, Jonny Lang and Andy Fairweather Low. The proceeds of the concert will benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Mick Fleetwood, Dave Bronze and Ricky Peterson will serve as the house band, while Glyn Johns will serve as the executive sound producer. A film will be made for eventual release, directed by Martyn Atkins.

Presale tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. GMT. Public tickets will go on sale Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. GMT. Go here to purchase tickets.

Peter Green (Photo by by Barry Plummer)

Guitarist Green, drummer Fleetwood and bassist John McVie were all members of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers when they recorded a handful of songs together (one of them an instrumental titled “Fleetwood Mac,” named after the rhythm section). A short while later, Green and Fleetwood broke away to start their own band, joined by second guitarist Jeremy Spencer and bassist Bob Brunning. The latter was replaced a few weeks later by McVie and the new group took on the wordy name Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac featuring Jeremy Spencer. Green left the group in April 1970.

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  1. FM, Back To The Blues
    #1 FM, Back To The Blues 12 November, 2019, 01:00

    This is a nice honor to Peter. I remember seeing them in the late 60’s as an opening act at the Fillmore East. Those were the days when FM was a blues band & not this top 40 pop shit they put out these days. Peter did a lot of hallucinogens back then & walked away in the middle of one of their tours. Bob Welsh stepped in and after him Lindsey Buckingham. Unfortunately, Lindsey brought Stevie Nick’s into the band & that was the end of the blues & FM as we knew them. The band moved on to record mainstream pop songs that they so despised in the early days of their formation. Hopefully this tribute will bring them back to the blues even if it’s just for one night : hopefully Peter will play along with them…

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  2. Mack
    #2 Mack 12 November, 2019, 08:39

    One of my favorite bands back in the 60’s and early 70’s. Too bad about all the acid. Didn’t do me much good either, but I might have survived a little better then they did.

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