Hey! Bo Diddley

Written by on June 2, 2018

2nd June 2008, American guitarist and singer Bo Diddley, (Ellas Otha Bates) died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida aged 79. The legendary singer and performer, was known for his homemade square guitar and his ‘shave and a haircut, two bits’ rhythm, which influenced artists from Buddy Holly to Bruce Springsteen The Rolling Stones and U2. More on Bo Diddley: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/hey_bo_diddley

Hey! Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley died of heart failure aged 79 on this day in 2008. He played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock & roll, influencing a host of acts and even made a visual statement – his guitar shaped like a cigar box,

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