Bo Diddley R.I.P.

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  1. Ah, Bo Diddley. Born Elias Bates, December 20,1928 in McComb, Mississippi. Orphaned, adopted by the sharecropping McDaniel family, who moved to Chicago. What a life! Got the Bo Diddley nickname in grammar school, fell in love with music, starting on violin before switiching to guitar. First real gig at the 708 Club, 1951, and became a regular on the South Side blues/R+B circuit. Signed to Chess in 1955. First single, “Bo Diddley” went to number one. My favorite rock songs that feature the distinctive Bo Diddley ‘hambone’ beat: “Magic Bus” by the Who, and “She’s The One” by Springsteen. Rock on, Bo.

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