Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green dies at 73

Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green dies at 73

Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green has died aged 73.

His family said the music legend passed away peacefully in his sleep in a statement through solicitors.

He co-founded Fleetwood Mac with drummer Mick Fleetwood and Jeremy Spencer on guitar in 1967 – and performed as a British blues band.

In its early days it was called Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.

Peter left Fleetwood Mac after a final performance in 1970 as he struggled with mental health difficulties.

He was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent time in hospitals undergoing electro-convulsive therapy during the mid-70s.

Peter was among the eight members of the band – along with Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Christine McVie, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer – who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

In 2019, Rolling Stone ranked Peter at number 58 in its 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list.