“Fleetwood Mac – Before the Beginning 1968 – 1970 Live & Demo Sessions” (Sony Music)

Part 1 – The Carousel Ballroom / Fillmore West recordings This was the last of six compilations of concert and / or BBC broadcasts from the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac that were released in 2019 (see: https://smilingcorgipress.com/six-new-releases-of-vintage-peter-greens-fleetwood-mac-in-2019an-overview/ for an overview) All of the sets were drawn from the same source materials, but this collection […]

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Peter Green & Eddie Boyd – The Stroller

At the time that Eddie Boyd joined the 1965 American Folk Blues Festival tour of Europe he had been playing professionally for more than thirty years.  He had recorded his first session as a leader almost twenty-years earlier and in the ensuing decades had released records on nine different labels.  The labels had become progressively […]

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The Roots of Danny Kirwan’s ‘Like Crying’

Jigsaw Puzzle Blues – On March 04, 2020, Ismael Flores added another piece to the puzzle when he posted this incredible find on the Danny Kirwan (Original Fleetwood Mac) Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/939494226089879/: Buddy Boy Hawkins – Shaggy Dog Blues – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP355jAGyaY Hawkins is something of a musical apparition; although we know what he looked like, […]

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Classic Singles – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac’s Debut Part 2 –

The B-Side: ‘Rambling Pony’ The fourteen-year difference in age between John Mayall and the nineteen-year-old Peter Green at the time of Green’s joining The Bluebreakers was a lifetime in terms of life experience. Green moved into the same apartment block as Mayall on Portchester Road in Bayswater, west London, and the two bonded over Mayall’s […]

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Classic Singles – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac’s Debut Part 1 –

The A-Side: ‘I Believe My Time Ain’t Long’ Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac made their public debut on August 13, 1967 at the 7th Annual Jazz, Pop, Ballads & Blues Festival at the Royal Windsor Racecourse in Windsor, Berkshire. Although attendance for the Sunday shows are estimated at about 15,000, the band would truly introduce themselves […]

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Peter Green’s First Studio Session

Peter Green’s First Studio Session

Peter Green’s first studio recording was as the lead guitarist for the Peter B’s.  Best guesstimates have Green joining the band (then called Peter B’s Looners) shortly before Christmas, 1965. The band performed a three-song set for the BBC Light, “Jazz Beat” program on February 02, 1966 (the three numbers, ‘If You Wanna Be Happy’, […]

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