Tuesday, June 03, 2008

In Memoriam - Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley, legendary vocalist, guitarist and rock and roll pioneer died yesterday (June 2/08) 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.

May the Muse stay with you Bo...

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