Perhaps the crowning moment in Fleetwood Mac's early career, "Albatross" provided the band with a huge international hit in 1969. Combining blues, Bahamian, Caribbean, and calypso music, Peter Green created a truly unique musical synthesis. Built around a simple blues pattern, Green and the band added fabulous and somewhat eccentric shading, and the overall effect is, without a doubt, intoxicating. One of the few instrumentals of the period to become hit records, this song was also highly influential. One of its biggest fans was none other than John Lennon, who used the feel of the song in his own "tribute" to Green, "Sun King," from the Beatles' classic Abbey Road.