21. "Man of the World"
Fleetwood Mac followed up
the success of "Albatross" with another U.K. hit, this mournful
ballad, written by Peter Green, the founding guitarist whose delicate blues style
defined the band's early sound. Green had a sudden LSD-related mental
collapse, dropped out of the band and ended up digging ditches and sleeping on
the streets. "With all that was happening for the band, we failed to see
that our leader, Peter Green, was changing," Fleetwood recalled, writing
about "Man of the World" in his memoir. "There was a sadness to
his lyrics that hadn't been there before."