Letter: Peter Green obituary

Paul Stone writes: I sat at Peter Green’s feet while he played his 1959 Les Paul guitar non-stop for an hour to about 70 schoolchildren

Among the many gigs I have attended, perhaps the most surreal was the one that took place in June 1970 in the music room of my school, Woodhouse grammar, in North Finchley, London, a couple of weeks after Peter Green left Fleetwood Mac. A school friend knew some- one who knew Peter, and he came along to do a solo gig.

I sat at his feet while he played his 1959 Les Paul guitar non-stop for an hour to about 70 schoolchildren, throwing in a few licks from his most famous compositions. Before he left we offered him £1.75, the takings on the door. He asked who we had booked for the next week, who was Roger Ruskin Spear and His Giant Kinetic Wardrobe. “Keep the money and give it to Roger – he could do with it more than me” was Peter’s reply.

Paul Stone

The GuardianTramp

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