Bo Diddley

Real Name:
Ellas Otha Bates McDaniel
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American singer, guitarist, and artist.

Born: 30 December 1928 in McComb, Mississippi, USA.
Died: 2 June 2008 in Archer, Florida, USA (aged 79).

Diddley was an influential singer & guitarist who recorded his best known material for the Checker and Chess labels. He scored his first hit with the double sided single "Bo Diddley / I'm A Man" (1955), and a string of R&B hits followed through the 1950s & early 1960s, most notably "Diddley Daddy" (1955), "Mona" (1957), "Say Man" (1959), and "Road Runner" (1960).

His trademark rhythm, the "Bo Diddley Beat", was an acknowledged influence on many artists including: Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, Jim Morrison, The Yardbirds, and George Thorogood, among others.

He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1987 (Performer).

From 1960 to 1980 he was married to Kay McDaniel (née Kay Reynolds).
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CHESS-LP-1431, CH-1431-LP, 8761 Bo Diddley — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Bo Diddley (Album, Comp) Chess, Chess, Chess CHESS-LP-1431, CH-1431-LP, 8761 US 1958 Sell This Version
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LP-1436 Go Bo Diddley — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley (Album) Checker LP-1436 US 1959 Sell This Version
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LP 2977 Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger (Album) Checker LP 2977 US 1960 Sell This Version
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LP 2974, REO LP 614 Have Guitar, Will Travel — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Have Guitar, Will Travel (Album) Checker, Checker, Checker LP 2974, REO LP 614 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
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LP-2976 In The Spotlight — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley In The Spotlight (Album) Checker LP-2976 US 1960 Sell This Version
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LP 2980 Bo Diddley Is A... Lover — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Is A... Lover (Album) Checker LP 2980 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
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LP 2985 Bo Diddley & Company — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Bo Diddley & Company (Album) Checker LP 2985 US 1962 Sell This Version
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LP 2984 Bo Diddley — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Bo Diddley (Album) Checker LP 2984 US 1962 Sell This Version
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LP-2982 Bo Diddley's A Twister — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Bo Diddley's A Twister (Album) Checker, Checker LP-2982 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
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LP 2987 Surfin' With Bo Diddley — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Surfin' With Bo Diddley (Album) Checker, Checker LP 2987 US 1963 Sell This Version
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LP-2988, LP-2988(C) Bo Diddley's Beach Party — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Bo Diddley's Beach Party (Album) Checker LP-2988, LP-2988(C) Canada 1963 Sell This Version
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NPL 28029 Bo Diddley Rides Again — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Rides Again(LP, Album, Mono) Pye International NPL 28029 UK 1963 Sell This Version
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LP-2991 Two Great Guitars — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry - Two Great Guitars (Album) Checker LP-2991 US 1964 Sell This Version
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CRL 4507 Let Me Pass — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Let Me Pass (Album) Chess CRL 4507 UK 1965 Sell This Version
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LP-2996 500% More Man — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 500% More Man (Album) Checker LP-2996 US 1965 Sell This Version
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LP-2992 Hey! Good Lookin' — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Hey! Good Lookin' (Album) Checker LP-2992 US 1965 Sell This Version
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CHL-238 The Originator — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley The Originator (Comp) Checker CHL-238 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
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LP 3008, LP-3008 Super Blues — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Muddy Waters Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Muddy Waters - Super Blues (Album) Checker, Checker LP 3008, LP-3008 US 1967 Sell This Version
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LPS-3010 The Super Super Blues Band — Bo Diddley Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (Album) Checker LPS-3010 US 1967 Sell This Version
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LPS3013, LPS-3013 The Black Gladiator — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley The Black Gladiator (Album) Checker, Checker LPS3013, LPS-3013 US 1970 Sell This Version
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CH 50001 Another Dimension — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Another Dimension (Album) Chess CH 50001 US 1971 Sell This Version
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Chess 80128 Where It All Began — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Where It All Began (Album) Chess Chess 80128 France 1972 Sell This Version
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CHLS 301 The London Bo Diddley Sessions — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley The London Bo Diddley Sessions (Album) Chess CHLS 301 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
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CH 50037 Big Bad Bo — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Big Bad Bo (Album) Chess CH 50037 France 1974 Sell This Version
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RVP-6038 The 20th Anniversary Of Rock 'N' Roll — Bo Diddley Bo Diddley The 20th Anniversary Of Rock 'N' Roll (Album) RCA Victor RVP-6038 Japan 1976 Sell This Version

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orlando928279135

orlando928279135

April 28, 2020
BO DIDDLEY : EL 3º del ROCK & ROLL NEGRO (1º CHUCK BERRY o LITTLE RICHARD) .
CADA VEZ QUE LO OIGO ME GUSTA MÁS ;-)
Bourbonman

Bourbonman

March 28, 2019
Bo Diddley was true rock'n'roll. Sounded great, always cool.. . .
Bradx

Bradx

August 10, 2014
The greatest of the early rock n' rollers (in my opinion) and the one that made the best and most timeless music. Great songwriter, guitarist, sessionman and innovator. Pity he couldn't have copyrighted the 'shave-and-a-haircut-two-bits' rhythm because then he would have been very, very rich. Came from a different branch of rock n' roll than Elvis and the white rockers so would have existed without EP's influence anyway. Made dozens of ground-breaking singles and a run of brilliant albums that extended well past the 1970s. When he tired of making great RnR (briefly) he moved effortlessly into funk. His live shows were something to behold. All the 50s guys made great music but Bo means the most to me.

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