Fleetwood Mac were robbed

11.13.2019     /     News author: Oksana

Fleetwood Mac were robbed
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Peter Green, the leader of Fleetwood Mac in the early 1970s, when Fleetwood was still a group of blues, had recommended Jimmy Page of a new studio with many features. It was inaugurated by Chris Blackwell, the owner of Island Records.

Page accepted the challenge, because in those days I was impressed by that mini-rock symphony that Peter Green had recorded on the album ‘Then play on‘, from the Mac of the beginning.

A huge masterpiece with acoustic alternatives, time change, blues and pure electric rock at the end. In total, eight minutes and 45 seconds long. That is to say, what would be the future ‘Stairway to Heaven’ in meticulousness and personality. Because the “plagiarist” of Page once took him out of a great song.

For Page, Peter Green was the most technical guitarist thanks to John Mayall's legacy. Green was humble with Page and I confess that he could never have done ‘Oh, Well’ without first hearing the sensational ‘Dazed and confused’ from the first Zeppelin album.


Shortly after speaking with green and his "Oh Wella," Jimmy Page began composing the chords and the three significant parts of ‘Stairway to heaven’ in the small eight-track studio of his boat house in Pangbourne, near Reading. When I arrived at the Basing Studios, the ones Peter Green had recommended, only Robert Plant knew part of the song, an "Oh Well" imitation.

It wasn't going to be the only song Jimmy stole from Green. Just listen to Peter Green's song "All Over Again" with Jimmy Page, with led Zeppelin, "Since I've Been Loving You"

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