About The Author
Richard J. Orlando:
A lifelong fan of film and music, Richard came late to the music of Peter Green in the mid-nineteen nineties when a radio program included Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac in an episode devoted to British blues. That four song introduction led Richard to first mailing audio cassettes, then CDs and finally sharing MP3 files around the globe. He has been researching and writing his debut book A Love That Burns for more than a decade. What initially began as an individual journey for greater understanding of the music that so moved him, eventually became a way to give back to the community of fans. He lives with his wife and corgi in New Jersey.
Whereas most people tell of “discovering” blues music by tracing back the origins of the songs performed by their favorite rock artists and bands, I discovered Peter Green in the opposite way. It was my interest in blues music that first led me to him some twenty years ago. A blues show on the radio did an episode devoted to British blues and that was where I first heard Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. That four song introduction led to me mailing first audio cassettes, then CDs and finally sharing MP3 files around the globe.
I have been researching and writing this material for over decade, initially as a way to gain a greater understanding of the music that so moved me. Over time it became a way for me to give back to the community of fans, sharing what I’ve learned. It is my hope that have successfully translated my passion for Green’s music into a style that is both entertaining and educational, and that it will spur others to delve deeper not only into the music of Peter Green, but also the music that inspired him