Monday, June 02, 2008

Bo Diddley, 1928-2008.


It's one of those weeks, where everyone seems to be dropping like flies... Today, we have the bad news that 50's Guitar Hero Bo Diddley has died from heart disease. He was 79.
Diddley was famous for his thick glasses, squeare guitar, but also for innovating the way people played. He almost invented the tremolo, and his playing style was copied over and over again for decades. How did he sound? To make it easy,George Thorogood and his Delaware Destroyers virtually ripped Diddley off note for note.
I couldn't find a good clip of Diddley in 'Trading Places', so I have what most people remeber him in.....
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3 comments:

san jose costa rica moye said...

When Sumter and I got off the plane here at San Jose Costa Rica they were not playing Bo Didley. I know you are heart broken me to.

Very Jealous Britton said...

Does Moye have to rub it on our faces where he is? Moye we know where you are!! Braggart!

wish i was in alaska instead of costa rica moye said...

Not braggin Britton you would love this place wish you and Mike both were here.