Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bo Diddley The Man 1928 - 2008

Another rock legend gone...

He influenced a lot of rockers including Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, etc...


Check out the girl in the black and white 1966 clip, Norma-Jean Wofford, aka "The Duchess", on the second square guitar which Bo Diddley had taught her to play. She decided to end her career, get married and raise a family. She was good and Bo was always ahead of everyone else with his music. Even in his later years he still had it, as can be seen at the end of this clip.

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Diddley had harsh words for the direction black music had taken in recent years, telling Reuters that “gangsta” rap made his blood boil. “I hate it. I call it rap-crap,” Diddley said in a 1996 interview. “I can’t seem to get my records played but they’ll play all this garbage.”


From:

http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN0228500620080602?feedType=RSS&feedName=entertainmentNews&rpc=22&sp=true

2 comments:

joe180 said...

THANKS WILD BILL FOR THE CLIP...
GOOD SHOW AND I WAS AROUND WHEN R&R CAME TO LIFE FULL SWING. WE WILL MISS ENTERTAINERS LIKE ALL MENTIONED IN THE WRITE-UP AND THE CLIP.

WildBillK said...

In the mid 1950's when I was between 13 to 16 years old, I use to go to sleep at night listening to a radio music R&B show between 10:00 PM to midnight hosted by a guy called Flip Flop and Fly Forest. I found out then the artists such as Bo Diddley were the true inventors of Rock and Roll.