11 Jun 2021
AMI’s Grand prize is a Mick Fleetwood and Friends deluxe edition box set.
AMI announced their most recent giveaway, in recognition of the 2020 live music event honoring guitarist Peter Green. One lucky fan will win the Mick Fleetwood and Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac super deluxe edition box set. The set comes with remastered audio recordings from the February 2020 concert on 4 LPs and 2 CDs. The set also includes a Blu-ray disc and 44-page book pack of images from the show. The contest is open June 11, 2021 through June 23, 2021. Music fans can enter the contest using the AMI Music app, available on iOS and Android. Contest entry is also available on any participating AMI jukebox.
Peter Green got his start in music at the age of 15, playing bass professionally in a number of cover bands in and around London. It was only after seeing how Eric Clapton expertly played his Les Paul, that he was persuaded to switch from bass to guitar. Green then got the chance of a lifetime when asked to take over lead guitar in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers when Clapton left the band. A year later, Green had assembled a new band with former Bluesbreakers Mick Fleetwood and Jeremy Spencer. Fleetwood Mac was quickly signed to their first record deal and soon after achieved their first UK #1 with their song “Albatross.”
Green officially left the band in 1970 but continued on with solo and side projects. Over the years that followed, he had multiple uncredited appearances on various Fleetwood Mac recordings, including their experimental double album, Tusk. When Mick Fleetwood began to discuss the idea of a tribute to Green and the early years of their band, he found no shortage of rock guitarists who cited Green as a major influence. Some of the big names from the project include David Gilmour, Christine McVie, Steven Tyler, Bill Wyman, Noel Gallagher, and Kirk Hammett. Said Fleetwood: “The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent.”
AMI is proud to offer fans of Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, and Fleetwood Mac a chance at winning this prize. Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest using the AMI Music app or by asking GAD where the closest AMI jukebox venue is in Nebraska, Kansas City and Iowa.