Monday, June 02, 2008

Shave and a haircut beat

R.I.P. Bo Diddley, an undisputed musical legend. This is a photo I took back in the early 70s, and at that time he was no less of a legend already. Who Do You Love, Hey Mona, Road Runner, and Hey Bo Diddley, Love is Strange, I'm a Man. It was about his rhythms, his signature beat, not his melodies. In 1963, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, and the Rolling Stones opened for him on a UK tour, and was certainly a major influence on the Stone. Huge. And a major influence on so many others, U2, Clapton, Springsteen, Buddy Holly, so many.

Bo Diddley wiki

Here's a video from 1966 om the TNT show:

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