Watch Mick Fleetwood Perform “Albatross” With Other Legends
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The Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac concert held even greater significance following the unfortunate passing of Peter Green in July 2020. Curated by Mick Fleetwood, the event served as a testament to the profound and influential impact Peter had on the world of music. The musicians who took part in the concert demonstrated a deep connection and inspiration derived from Peter’s music.
As a testament to the event, a track from the concert titled “Albatross” features the remarkable talents of David Gilmour (video shown below). The performance encapsulates the timeless beauty and allure of Peter’s compositions.
The star-studded lineup for the night included Neil Finn, Noel Gallagher, Billy Gibbons, Kirk Hammett, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Zak Starkey, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler, and Bill Wyman. Renowned producer Glyn Johns served as the executive sound producer, while Mick Fleetwood himself led the house band, consisting of Dave Bronze, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, Ricky Peterson, and Rick Vito.
Reflecting on Peter’s untimely passing and the concert, Mick Fleetwood expressed, “Peter Green taught me two unassailable lessons when it came to music: less is more and don’t worry about being clever. He played from his heart, which is why so many people, musicians, and appreciators alike, gathered in London to pay tribute to him, all of us together bearing witness to the magic of Peter’s music. He revealed himself in his art, which sometimes happens at great cost, as it was with Peter. He showed so much of himself that he had to withdraw. And he did. May he rest easy. He was loved and he will be missed.”
The Mick Fleetwood & Friends concert served as a poignant and heartfelt homage to Peter Green’s immense contributions to the world of music. It celebrated his legacy while reminding audiences of the profound impact he had on countless musicians and fans alike.