If not for the cruel hand of fate, Peter Green (born October 29, 1946 in London England) might today be considered the greatest British blues guitarist, on par with Eric Clapton, instead of the somewhat obscure cult artist he is today. Green's struggle with addiction and mental illness are the stuff of rock 'n' roll legend, even more so when one considers that he contributed greatly to both John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.
That Green has managed to conquer his personal demons and forge a career of substance is a testimony to the man's spirit and talent.
The Swinging '60s
Peter Allen Greenbaum was born in the working-class enclave of Bethnel Green in London, the youngest of four children. Growing up on a musical diet of ......