Monday, June 02, 2008

Who Do You Love?

From CNN

The world lost a another Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer today. Bo Diddley died Monday of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida according to a family spokeswoman. He was 79 years old. Bo Diddley was born Ellas Bates McDaniel in McComb, Mississippi, Diddley's family moved to Chicago when he was 7, according to his Hall of Fame biography.

Almost more than for his music he was known for his signature beat which has influenced rock 'n' roll for decades. The rhythm on tracks such as "Who Do You Love?" and "Bo Diddley" became known as the "Bo Diddley" beat. The single "Bo Diddley" was his debut record and on the flip side was "I'm a Man".

He played violin as a child, but said he was inspired to pick up the guitar after hearing John Lee Hooker's 1949 rhythm and blues hit, "Boogie Chillen."

He was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in January 1987.

Boogie on Bo...boogie on!

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