Monday, June 2, 2008

Bo Diddley dead at 79

Another of the founding fathers of rock-n-roll has shuffled off this mortal coil. Legendary guitarist and showman Bo Diddley died of heart failure earlier today. He suffered a heart attack in August, three months after suffering a stroke while touring. He never recovered from that one-two punch.

He left his mark on American culture with hot licks on a homemade guitar, and a stage show that never disappointed, and later in his carer inspired crowd antics that were almost as entertaining as the show on the stage...not quite, but sometimes they came close.

Enjoy a little Road Runner and see what I mean about the crowds...

And what the hell? Here's some more...

Mumblin' Guitar

The cool kids have always known who put the "rock" in rock-n-roll...

Rock on, Bo. And be sure to find all those white boys who beat you to the auditions in rock-n-roll heaven. Most of 'em have been waiting a long, long time to ask you about some of those licks.

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