On February 25, a tribute concert for Peter Green was held at the London Palladium. Legendary drummer, Mick Fleetwood, organized the event, which benefited Teenage Cancer Trust, to celebrate Fleetwood Mac co-founder, Peter Green, and his profound impact on the world of music.
The concert welcomed iconic performances by other industry greats, such as Mick Fleetwood, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, Steven Tyler, Bill Wyman, and more. Special appearances included Neil Finn, Pete Townshend, Kirk Hammett, and Noel Gallagher, among many others.
The concert was incredible, and we thought we’d do our own tribute to Peter Green and list our top 5 Fleetwood Mac songs that were written/co-written by the man himself, so let’s get into it!
‘Black Magic Woman’
First on our list is ‘Black Magic Woman’ originally written in the 1960s. We love the bluesy sound of this song along with the rhythmic guitar riffs and the killer drum beats. Peter created a masterpiece when he wrote this song.
This song may be instrumental, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful or important. This song was released in the early days of Fleetwood Mac, and Peter Green really knew what he was doing when he wrote the beautiful instrumentals of this track. Even without words, you can feel the emotion radiating throughout the song. ‘Albatross’ is a true work of art.
This song is a guitar lovers dream. It makes for a dope track to put those guitar skills to the test. It’s riddled in hardcore guitar shreds, and we are blown away by the talent of the band every time we hear this song.
This song is once again full of awesome guitar riffs, but the maracas used throughout this song add a unique sound to the tune. Not only that, but we are living for the video where you can see just hard the band’s members work for their craft. This song is a classic, and we love it!
‘Show Biz Blues’
One thing we love about Fleetwood Mac is that they weren’t afraid to experiment with different instruments to create the perfect, unique sound. In ‘Show-Biz Blues,’ they added a tambourine, which adds a dance-able element to the song, and we just can’t help but to clap and dance along to the beat.
Overall, Peter Green had a huge impact not only on his bandmates but also the world around him. Despite falling on some hard times, we will always remember the incredible things he did in the early days of Fleetwood Mac to help make the band successful.
What do you think of our list? What about the tribute concert Mick Fleetwood organized for Peter, did you enjoy the performances as much as we did? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @TheHoneyPop!
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