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He joined his school friends, bassist Johnny Spence and drummer Frank Farley, in the Pirates in 1962, just after the band scored a huge hit with 'Shakin' All Over' with Joe Moretti on lead guitar. His distinctive style was keenly felt on Johnny Kidd & the Pirates' 1964 hit, 'I'll Never Get Over You,' while the band's version of 'Doctor Feelgood' went on to inspire the Canvey Island band of the same name a decade later.
Indeed, it was during the 1970s that the Pirates came into their own as a live act and made a huge impact on the era's flourishing pub-rock scene. More recently, Green appeared on Sir Paul McCartney's 1999 album, 'Run Devil Run' and Van Morrison's 2008 album, 'Keep It Simple'.
His son, Brad, said, "It is with the greatest of sorrow that I have to inform you all that my father, Mick Green, has this morning (Jan. 11 2010) passed away. My dad will be deeply missed by his family, friends and fans all around the world. He inspired and dazzled with his amazing talent and his sharp personality and wit. His spirit and his music will continue to live on through his music. Thank you all for your support and thoughts."