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Mick Green came to prominence with Johnny Kidd And The Pirates and in the late '70s and early '80s experienced something of a renaissance. Green’s unique technique was based around a choppy simultaneous rhythm and lead attack, a style which had a colossal influence on Wilko Johnson.
From the '70s onwards, Green played a natural finish Fender Telecaster Custom with black scratchplate. The neck humbucker helped give him his trademark flat, growling sound. In the '80s and '90s he played with Paul McCartney and Peter Green.
Mick Green sadly died in January 2010. As his son Brad noted in a eulogy on his father’s website, “heaven just got a bit louder.”
"We definitely should have Wilko Johnson and Mick Green in the list." (Thanks, pnorman)
"Well, if we're having Wilko Johnson, we should definitely include Mick Green. Unsung hero, no doubt about it." (From Nigel via email, thanks)