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    Bo Diddley....

    Well it seems that one of the great pioneers of the Rock and Roll sound has passed away. As a ametuer musician I have listed to a lot of different music over the years, and Bo Diddley has such a unique sound that list of bands that have covered his songs is pretty impressive. If you have not listened to his work I strongly urge you to do so.

    Guitarist Bo Diddley dead at 79 - CNN.com

    I just thought it needed mentioning.


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    Re: Bo Diddley....

    Diddley was from a small town near where I grew up. He always played Say No to Drugs concerts for all the kids in Alachua County, different grade every week. Those were some of my favorite days in school...

    and you can't forget the Bo don't know Diddley adds...



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    Re: Bo Diddley....

    Bo Diddley...the greatest one chord pop song ever written.



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    Re: Bo Diddley....

    I have had "heeeey Bo Diddley" (and the accompanying riff) going through my head all day since I read about his passing. Many people would be surprised just how influential he was in music by listening to some of his songs! I think people would find themselves often saying "hey that sounds like...." when what really happened is that song writers borrowed a lot from Bo Diddley! Hey Bo Diddley!!! RIP



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    Re: Bo Diddley....

    Eric Burdon and the Animals paid tribute to Bo in The Story of Bo Diddley. Eric had an appreciation for several of these old artists.

    Just for the record Eric Burdon, the New Animals and buddy guitarist Hilton Valentine will appear for free in Mayo Park in Rochester MN on 14 Jun at 7:00. I plan to go.


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    Re: Bo Diddley....

    Sadly... the "You Don't Know Bo" ads are what made Bo Diddley famous to me. I probably never would have heard of him otherwise... It was good that he got that exposure.



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    Re: Bo Diddley....

    I think he played at Peoples.



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    Re: Bo Diddley....

    Go Bo Diddley.......... he influence alot of artist



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    Re: Bo Diddley....

    STORY OF BO DIDDLEY lyrics


    Lyrics: The Animals - STORY OF BO DIDDLEY lyrics
    Album: Unknown


    Now listen here to the story of Bo Diddley
    The rock 'n roll scene in general
    Bo Diddley was born Ellis McDaniels
    In a place called McCoom
    In Mississippi about 1926
    He moved to Chicago about 1938
    Where his name was eventually changed to Bo Diddley
    He practised the guitar every day and sometimes into the night
    'till his papa's hair began to turn white
    His pa said "Son, listen here, I know"
    "You can stay but, uh, that guitar's just got to go"
    So he pulled his hat down over his eyes
    And headed on out for them western skies
    I think Bob Dylan said that
    He hit New York City
    He began to play the Apollo in Harlem
    Good scene there
    Everybody raved
    One day, one night
    Came a Cadillac, four headlights
    Came a man with a big long fat cigar
    He said "Come here son, I'm going to make you a star"
    Bo Diddley said "Uh, what's in it for me?"
    The man said "Uh, shut your mouth son and play the guitar"
    "and you just wait and see"
    Well, Bo made it, he made it real big
    And so did the rest of the Rock 'n Roll scene along with him
    And a white guy called Johnny Otis took Bo Diddley's rhythm
    And changed into hand jive
    And it went like this:

    In a little old country town one day
    A little old country man begin to play
    Had two guitars and a beat-up saxophone
    When the drummer said ??? those cats begin to ???

    Oh baby, oooo we oh oh
    Oooo la la that rock 'n roll
    You hear me, oooo we oh oh
    Oooo la la that rock 'n roll

    Then the U.S. music scene, there was big changes made
    Due to circumstances beyond our control
    Such as payola
    The rock 'n roll scene died after two years of solid rock
    You got discs like, uh:
    Take good care of my baby
    Please don't ever make her blue
    And so forth

    About, uh, one year later
    In a place called Liverpool in England
    Uh, four young guys with mop haircuts
    Begin to sing stuff like, uh:
    It's been a hard day's night
    And I've been workin' like a dog
    And so on

    A place called Richmond in Surrey
    Way down in the deep south
    Where the guys had long hair down their backs sang:
    I wanna be your lover baby
    I wanna be your man, yeah
    And all that jazz

    Well we been doin' this number "Bo Diddley"
    For quite some time now
    Bo Diddley visited this country last year
    And we were playin' the Club A-Go-Go in Newcastle, our home town
    And the doors opened one night
    And to our surprise in walked the man himself, Bo Diddley
    Along with him was, uh, Jerome Green, his maraca man
    And the Dutchess, his gorgeous sister
    Now we're doin', uh, we're doin' this number
    Along with them came Rolling Stones and The Mersey Beats
    They're all standin' around diggin' it
    And I overheard Bo Diddley talkin'
    He turned around to Jerome Green, he said
    "Hey Jerome. What do you think of these guys doin our, our material?"
    Jerome said "Uh, where's the bar, man. Please show me to the bar."
    He turned around to the Dutchess and he said
    "Hey Dutch. What do you think of these young guys doin' our material?"
    She said ah, "I don't know. I only came across here to see the
    Changin' of the guards and all that jazz."
    But Bo Diddley looked up at me and he said, uh
    With half-closed eyes and a smile
    He said "Man". Took off his glasses. He said "Man"
    "That sure is the biggest load of rubbish ever heard in my life"
    Hey Bo Diddley (Hey, Bo Diddley)
    Oh Bo Diddley (Hey, Bo Diddley)
    Yeah Bo Diddley (Hey, Bo Diddley)
    Oh Bo Diddley (Hey, Bo Diddley)
    Yeah Bo Diddley (Hey, Bo Diddley)
    Oh Bo Diddley (Hey, Bo Diddley)


    Last edited by Wesley; 06-02-2008 at 03:49 PM.
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