The Peter Green Story – Man Of The World
MOVIES / DOCUMENTARY
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Celebrating the extraordinary life of Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green, who sadly passed away on 25 July 2020, aged 73
After replacing the legendary Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Peter went on to form Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, one of the most successful bands to come out of Britain in the 60s. The songs he wrote including ‘Black Magic Woman’, later a huge debut hit for Santana, and the supernatural and sublime instrumental ‘Albatross’, as well as the classic ‘Oh Well’ matched Peter’s genius on the guitar.
The film traces that early success, explores Peter’s drug use and his eternal spiral into schizophrenia. The film also examines how the treatment he received (electroconvulsive therapy) prolonged his illness and extended absence from the music scene.
The story continues with Peter’s fragile mental and artistic recovery, his return to the recording studio and live music scene in the mid-1990s that saw his most positive creative output for many years. It portrays an artist who came to express his feelings, not just through the guitar music he loved, but also his art and photography.
The film contains extensive and rare archive footage of live and studio performances, stills and original in-depth interviews with Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Mike Vernon, (legendary producer of the original Fleetwood Mac Blue Horizon albums), Noel Gallagher, John Mayall, Dennis Keane (road manager), Martin Celmins, (Peter’s official biographer), Carlos Santana, Jeremy Spencer, (the original Fleetwood Mac guitarist) and many others who were fortunate to work with or know this extraordinary Man of the World.