Watch the Man Of The World online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Solo Electric Blues
Peter Green was the founding member of Fleetwood Mac and the guitar player who replaced Eric Clapton in The Bluesbreakers when he left to start Cream. Although Fleetwood Mac went on to be one of the biggest pop bands of the 70's and 80's they started as a blues band. They were at the forefront of the British blues movement. Green's playing, and early Fleetwood Mac heavily influenced Gary Moore (who owned Green's 59 Les Paul for many years, now owned by Kirk Hammet from Metallica) Billy Gibbons, Carlos Santana, Joe Perry, and others. The Peter Green incarnation of the band fell apart tragically due to Green's drug induced schizophrenia in the late 60's. He is still alive today and performing but he is a shadow of his former self. He is also the man who wrote "Black Magic Woman" that was Santana's breakthrough hit. On a positive note, apparently he is living comfortably on the royalties that song generates.