Errata

When I first began delving deeper into the music of Peter Green, I constantly found myself tripping over contradictory information concerning recording and performance dates, the personnel at any given show or session, even song titles.

This in fact proved to be one of the spurs to begin this project as I hoped to “correct” the “official” record.

As my position is self-appointed (and there is really nothing official about it), having had my say with my book, I must now take responsibility for any errors that I have inadvertently added to the ever growing mountain of misinformation.

I will use this space as clearing house for corrections to errors found by readers, or by myself. (hopefully this section will be fairly small)

Under the “Blogs” section of this site there will also be an “Addendum” section where I will post “new” information that others in the community share that will help fill in some of the “blanks” in the book(s) (hopefully that section will be the larger of the two).

For readers of the e-book, I will cite the relevant sections where the correction needs to be made.  I will include the Volume, Chapter and page numbers for the print edition.

Errata

General Correction

When referring to BBC broadcaster Brian Matthew (host of “Saturday Club”) I mistakenly wrote his name as Brian Matthews.

Thanks to Bela Swardmark Stephens (http://www.thebluepearls.com/)

Volume 1 –  

Chapter Three

Same in Print Edition (page 57)

I wrote that Clapton does not play on either side of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers’ 1966 Decca single ‘Parchman Farm’ b/w ‘Key to Love’.

That is incorrect, Clapton does not play on the A-side.  He is clearly heard on the B-side.

Thanks to Bert Ockers

Notes: Chapter Eight

Same in Print Edition (page 499)

In the Note for “A song with a history / ‘Sugar Mama’” the call letters for DJ Big Bill Hill are incorrectly listed as “WPOA”.  The correct call letters are “WOPA” (standing for Oak Park Arms, the hotel on Oak Park Avenue where the station was originally located.

Thanks to Jeff Lowenthal (photographer, cover photo)

Appendix Three – Green on Film: Television Appearances / Promo Films

Print edition (page 534)

Under the entry for May twenty-seventh, 1970 I wrote that although there is no video available of their appearance on “Disco 2” audio of ‘Tiger’ is in circulation on bootleg.  There is no recording in circulation that I am aware of.

Print edition (page 537)

Clarification:

In writing of Green’s June 17, 1971 television appearance on “Top of the Pops”, I listed the musicians appearing on camera: Peter Green, Nigel Watson, Clifford Chewaluza and Snowy White.  Although I mention that they are miming to the original recording, what is written may be construed as being the musicians on the recording.

The credits for the recording that they are miming to would read:

Peter Green: guitar & (possibly) bass / Nigel Watson: congas / Clifford Chewaluza: percussion / C. Kelly: unknown

Thanks to Mario Pirrone

Volume 2

Chapter One

Print edition: Chapter Two (page 92)

The main text for the show listing for the August 26, 1968 Fleetwood Mac BBC session on BBC Radio 1, “Radio One O’Clock” incorrectly lists the session as having been done for BBC Radio 1 “Top Gear”

Thanks to Ashley Wood

Notes: Chapter Four (E-book only)

Due to an editing error, the Notes under “Complete Chess Sessions” (Bootleg) – Track Listing indicate that certain songs are “reviewed, Chapter Fifteen” – that should read “Chapter Four”

This is correct for the Print Edition

Volume 3

Chapter Five

Print Edition: Chapter Six (page 375)

The write up for the show on April 02, 1970 incorrectly lists the venue as “The Cue Club” Gothenburg Sweden.

When this show was first posted in 2009 on the on the website Wolfgang’s Vault, it was identified as having been recorded at the Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden on March twenty-third, 1969.

They later “corrected” that date to November second, 1969, and the venue to “The Cue Room”, Gothenburg, Sweden.  Other than the city and country, this was also wrong.  They did play “The Cue Club” on that date, but this not a recording of that show.

Consensus at the time placed the show at the Cue Club, on April second 1970; the date is correct, (interestingly, Christopher Hjort does not list any show for that date) but the venue is not.  The show played on that date was the Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Thanks to Bela Swardmark Stephens (http://www.thebluepearls.com/)

Chapter Five

Print Edition: Chapter Six (page 435)

                 The review of the April 27, 1970 BBC session on Radio One, Top Gear incorrectly lists that show’s performance of ‘World in Harmony’ as being available on “Show-Biz Blues Fleetwood Mac 1968 to 1970” (Receiver 2002)

                That recording, Track Eighteen on Disc 1, is rather another studio outtake of the song from the sessions held on April sixteenth and seventeenth 1970.

According to Christopher Hjort, twelve takes were done on the sixteenth and an additional five were done on the seventeenth.  He further states that it is take twelve from the first day’s session that is released on “The Vaudeville Years of Fleetwood Mac 1968 to 1970” (Receiver 1998)

He makes no mention of the release of a second outtake.

So…one correction and another track to be placed in “The Ones That Got Away”

The write-up for the performance of ‘World in Harmony’ under April 27, 1970 actually belongs with the studio sessions under April 16, 1970 (more accurately, April 16 or 17, 1970, which session the outtake is taken from is not known)

The listing for the title in Volume 1 –  Appendix FourSong Index should read as follows:

World In Harmony – Fleetwood Mac

Eagle Auditorium, Seattle, WA January 17, 1970

The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA January 30, 1970

The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA January 31, 1970

Live in Boston – Boston Tea Party, Boston MA February 05 – 7, 1970 – exact performance date not known – released 1985

Live at the Boston Tea Party – Part 2 – Boston Tea Party, Boston MA February 05 – 7, 1970 – exact performance date not known – released 1998

Konzerhaus, Vienna, Austria March 25, 1970

Liederhalle, Boblingen / Stuttgart West Germany March 26, 1970

Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark March 28, 1970

Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden April 01, 1970

Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden April 02, 1970

Paris Cinema, London, England April 09, 1970 – broadcast April 19, 1970

The Vaudeville Years of Fleetwood Mac – alternate take – recorded April 16, 1970 – released 1998

Show-Biz Blues Fleetwood Mac 1968 to 1970 – alternate take – recorded  April 16 or 17, 1970 – released 2002

B-side, Reprise single recorded April 16, 1970 – released May 15, 1970 U.K. / June 03, 1970 U.S.

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England April 24, 1970

BBC session, Radio One, Top Gear, April 27, 1970

For a review of the performance from April 27, 1970, please see:

‘World in Harmony’ – BBC recording, April 27, 1970

Thanks to Bert Ockers

Chapter Six

Print EditionChapter Seven (page 458)

I wrote that the taping of ‘Tiger’ on May twenty-seventh, 1970 was for the BBC-2’s “Colour Me Pop”.  The correct show name is “Disco 2” which replaced “Colour Me Pop” in January of 1970.

 

Chapter Eight

Print Edition: Chapter Nine (pages 582 – 583)

In discussing the June 1971 session(s) which produced the Nigel Watson and Peter Green single ‘Beasts of Burden’ b/w ‘Uganda Woman’ I wrote that Nigel Watson took the lead vocal on ‘Beasts of Burden’.

Peter Strömbäck has brought to my attention that this is only partly correct; Watson does sing the first two verses but the remainder of the song is sung by Peter Green.

Mario Pirrone and Al Gold also confirmed this.

I admit that I was skeptical, and that I had to listen to the track a few more times before I could hear it.

It is the first line that Green sings ‘These creatures live not wanting more…” where his voice is most recognizable, with a timbre and phrasing that (I at least) associate with him.

I find his vocal on the track unique among all of the recordings currently in circulation; I include in this the PVK recordings and those done with the Splinter Group.

He seems to make no attempt at actually singing the song, but rather speechifies like a soapbox orator; appropriate for this particular song, I suppose.

Thank you to Peter Strömbäck

Additional thanks to Mario Pirrone and Al Gold

             

 

2 Comments

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    Peter Strömbäck July 13, 2018 (7:45 am)

    Hi Rich,
    One more correction, Volume 3, page 583.
    It is definitely Peter who sings the majority of “Beasts of Burden”.
    Watson starts off (off-key!) at 0:11 and sings until 0:45
    At 0:46 you can hear Peter singing lead vocals – (“These creature live not wanting more…” to the end of the song.
    This kind of casts doubt on the suggestion that Watson wrote the lyrics alone – or not.

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      Rich Orlando July 13, 2018 (9:31 am)

      I had not considered this possibility – listening to the number a few more times, I can still hear only one singer throughout the song and I believe that is Nigel Watson. Green’s voice did change over the years but, again, to my ears, not that much this early on.
      I also agree that if it is Green singing the song, then it would be more likely that he wrote the lyrics also; this then begs the question as to what would Watson have then contributed to the number, as the arrangement is almost definitely all Green, that would warrant a songwriting credit, let alone having his name come first?