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  1. and Mick just imitated most of Joe Moretti (Taylor)’s parts – cf: “Shakin’ All Over” – ALL Moretti. Better fills (“lead”) than the later Green’s, too, IMO.

    1. Very interesting info, Rod. Many thanks for the feedback. I always like to learn about great electric guitarists from the past. I’d better write a new post now about Joe Moretti being yet another great now mostly forgotten. Anything you know about Joe that I won’t find on the net would be most welcome. Watch this pages for a new Joe Moretti post.

  2. Hey: his name is “Gilmour”.
    G-I-L-M-O-U-R! I hate it if people make this mistake – especially when they pretend to be a fan of music. And Gilmour(!) played also some lead guitar on that event.

      1. Having just come across this for an English class, I’ve been agreeing with my pupil that there’s no proofreading at all; consistent misspelling of the main character: Wilko!!!! Not Wilco; it’s written on the book cover. For such a praiseworthy article to have such lazy editing……

  3. I have seen all the great guitar player s Mick was the best
    I ever saw . and to have had the pleasure to work with him
    Was one of the greatest highlights in my career

    1. Many thanks for such positive feedback, Billy. I’m sure Mick’s family will be delighted by your comments. I remember your great hit singles in the 1960s and enjoyed them immensely.

  4. I saw the Pirates at the Marquee in London in the 1970’s and to this day I remember how Mick Green had me spellbound with his truly electrifying 🎸 guitar playing….surging with power and energy…he gave it his all
    Loved the band ❤️

    1. Great stuff, Diane. I was a regular at the Marquee (and Speakeasy) in the early 70s but unfortunately never caught the Pirates. You have a blessed memory.

  5. I am a former student of Mick’s. He taught me everything I know on guitar, he was a very patient and kind man, although I still play there is a hole where he used to be. Rather selfishly I wish I could of had more years under Mick’s guidance.

    I was a teenager then but I remember fondly how kind and friendly he was to my parents, and never watched the clock, he genuinely enjoyed teaching and loved music. He is sorely missed.

  6. Former next door neighbour of mine when we both lived near to Wimbledon tennis courts on quite pleasant humble council estate. His Dad was taxi driver and amateur wrestler. Mick was evidently talented gem cutter so he could have gone down very different career path. My Dad worked from same bus garage as Pirates’ drummer. Believe he was a driver, Dad a conductor.

    1. Mick was a diamond geezer, then, Trevor, as well as top guitarist. Did your ever Dad conduct with the Pirate’s drummer?

  7. Don’t know if you’re serious but Dad was bus conductor who did not take his baton to work (lol)

    1. No, not being serious, Trevor. Trying to get a double meaning in there. I meant conduct in the sense of giving tickets to passengers while the drummer drove the bus. Unfortunately, I don’t think they have conductors any more, do they.

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