Monday, June 2, 2008

Remembering Diddley

Posted By on Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 11:24 AM

By LORNA PERRY

Bo Diddley, legendary vocalist, guitarist and rock and roll pioneer died today at the age of 79.

Author of the oft-covered head-sticker “Who Do You Love?”, Diddley is often credited as being a key player in the metamorphosis of blues into rock – having drawn upon rhythm and blues as source materials during his (and rock and roll’s) formative years. Utilizing a unique, rectangular “cigar box” guitar that he designed in 1958, Diddley’s never-before-seen guitar work and fiery songwriting helped define rock and roll as we know it.

He also starred alongside former Kansas City Royal Bo Jackson in this “Bo Knows” Nike number that some of you may remember from 1989.

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