Tag Archives: John McVie

Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman

12/9/15 – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – Black Magic Woman – 1968 / Live in Boston 1970 / Santana – Black Magic Woman – Single Version – 1970/ Album Version – (including Gábor Szabó’s Gypsy Queen) – 1970 / Video Version – 1971

Please no, not again, anything but that! Change the station, I really can’t hear this song again! Stairway To Heaven, Won’t get Fooled Again, Smoke On The Water, Sweet Home Alabama, Hotel California – please lord don’t make me listen to them again. Peter Green’s Black Magic Woman falls firmly into the above category and if […]

Fleetwood Mac Albatross cover Art

9/9/15 – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – Albatross – 1970/ Santo And Johnny – Sleep Walk – 1959 / Jeff Beck – Sleep Walk – 2010 / Miles Davis Quintet – Softly As The Morning Sunrise – 1961 / The Beatles -Sun King – 1969

One of the true timeless classics from the R’n’R era, Albatross reached No.1 in the British singles charts in 1968 but its inspiration came from another No.1 single, Santo and Jonny’s 1959 hit Sleep Walk. In turn Sleep Walk was inspired by Sigmund Romberg’s 1927 tune, Softly As The Morning Sunrise written for the operetta […]

Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well Parts 1 & 2 Covert Art

8/9/15 – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – Oh Well Parts I & 2 – 1969

A particularly adventurous piece of music for any band but even more so for an alleged Blues band. Peter Green was the singer, the writer and the leading musical light in this band that included three guitarists – Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan alongside the rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. Although […]