Peter Green

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": blues blues rock guitar classic rock rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, Bethnal Green, London, England. Having served an apprenticeship in various semi-professional groups, including the Muskrats and the Tridents, Peter Green became one of several guitarists who joined John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers as a temporary substitute for Eric Clapton during the latter’s late 1965 sabbatical. When Mayall’s preferred choice returned to the fold, Green joined Peter Bardens (organ), Dave Ambrose (bass) and Mick Fleetwood (drums) in a short-lived club band, the Peter B’s Looners. The quartet completed one single for Columbia Records: ‘If You Wanna Be Happy’/‘Jodrell Blues’ in February 1966. The b-side, an instrumental, showcased Green’s already distinctive style. The entire unit subsequently formed the instrumental core to the Shotgun Express, backing singers Rod Stewart and Beryl Marsden, but the guitarist found this role too restrictive and left after a matter of...

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