Peter Green

As today marks the birthday of one of the greatest and most soulful guitarists you will ever have the privilege of hearing, have a listen to this…

For those that don’t know, Peter Green replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (no pressure there, then) before forming Fleetwood Mac with the Bluesbreakers’ rhythm section: drummer, Mick Fleetwood, and bassist, John McVie.

Within a short time, they gave the world – and Carlos Santana – ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown)’, ‘Man of the World’, ‘Need Your Love So Bad’ and most famously of all, ‘Albatross’, which you will doubtless recall David exclusively performing for Jools Holland’s Radio 2 show last year (it being one of his favourites and Green one of his influences).

Is there another Peter Green number that you think David could attempt?

As a tribute to an exceptional yet incredibly modest musician, I’d like to hear which you think are his stand-out songs, albums, solos and collaborations today.

And if you’ve recently seen Peter Green and Friends, who have been touring this year, please don’t keep it to yourself.