Bo Diddley

Real Name:
Ellas Otha Bates McDaniel
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(December 30, 1928, McComb, MS, United States - June 2, 2008, Archer, Florida, United States.)
An influential singer & guitarist who recorded his best known material for the Checker and Chess labels. In 1955, Diddley scored his first hit with the double sided single "Bo Diddley"/"I'm A Man" and a string of R&B hits followed through the 50's & early 60's, most notably "Diddley Daddy", "Say Man", "Roadrunner" and "Mona".

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

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

From 1960 to 1980 he was married to Kay McDaniel (born Kay Reynolds)
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LP 1431 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley album art Bo Diddley Bo Diddley (Album, Comp) Chess, Chess, Chess LP 1431 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
LP-1436 Bo Diddley - Go Bo Diddley album art Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley (Album) Checker LP-1436 US 1959 Sell This Version
LP 2977 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger album art Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger (Album) Checker, Checker LP 2977 US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 2974, REO LP 614 Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel album art Bo Diddley Have Guitar, Will Travel (Album) Checker, Checker, Checker LP 2974, REO LP 614 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
LP-2976 Bo Diddley - In The Spotlight album art Bo Diddley In The Spotlight (Album) Checker LP-2976 US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 2980 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Is A... Lover album art Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Is A... Lover (Album) Checker LP 2980 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
LP 2985 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley & Company album art Bo Diddley Bo Diddley & Company (Album) Checker LP 2985 US 1962 Sell This Version
LP 2984 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley album art Bo Diddley Bo Diddley (Album) Checker LP 2984 US 1962 Sell This Version
LP-2982 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley's A Twister album art Bo Diddley Bo Diddley's A Twister (Album) Checker, Checker LP-2982 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
LP 2987, LP-2987 Bo Diddley - Surfin' With Bo Diddley album art Bo Diddley Surfin' With Bo Diddley (Album) Checker, Checker LP 2987, LP-2987 US 1963 Sell This Version
LP-2988 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley's Beach Party album art Bo Diddley Bo Diddley's Beach Party (Album) Checker LP-2988 US 1963 Sell This Version
NPL 28029 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Rides Again album art Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Rides Again(LP, Album, Mono) Pye International NPL 28029 UK 1963 Sell This Version
LP-2991 Bo Diddley - Two Great Guitars album art Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry - Two Great Guitars (Album) Checker LP-2991 US 1964 Sell This Version
CRL 4507 Bo Diddley - Let Me Pass album art Bo Diddley Let Me Pass (Album) Chess CRL 4507 UK 1965 Sell This Version
LP-2996 Bo Diddley - 500% More Man album art Bo Diddley 500% More Man (Album) Checker LP-2996 US 1965 Sell This Version
LP-2992 Bo Diddley - Hey! Good Lookin' album art Bo Diddley Hey! Good Lookin' (Album) Checker LP-2992 US 1965 Sell This Version
CHL-238 Bo Diddley - The Originator album art Bo Diddley The Originator (Comp) Checker, Checker CHL-238 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
CHLS 1017 Bo Diddley - Super Blues album art Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Muddy Waters Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Muddy Waters - Super Blues (Album) Checker, Checker CHLS 1017 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
LPS-3010, 16260-S, 16261-S Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band album art Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (Album) Checker, Chess LPS-3010, 16260-S, 16261-S US 1967 Sell This Version
LPS3013, LPS-3013 Bo Diddley - The Black Gladiator album art Bo Diddley The Black Gladiator (Album) Checker, Checker LPS3013, LPS-3013 US 1970 Sell This Version
CH 50001 Bo Diddley - Another Dimension album art Bo Diddley Another Dimension (Album) Chess CH 50001 US 1971 Sell This Version
Chess 80128 Bo Diddley - Where It All Began album art Bo Diddley Where It All Began (Album) Chess Chess 80128 France 1972 Sell This Version
CHLS 301 Bo Diddley - The London Bo Diddley Sessions album art Bo Diddley The London Bo Diddley Sessions (Album) Chess CHLS 301 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
CH 50037 Bo Diddley - Big Bad Bo album art Bo Diddley Big Bad Bo (Album) Chess CH 50037 France 1974 Sell This Version
RVP-6038 Bo Diddley - The 20th Anniversary Of Rock 'N' Roll album art 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 ;-)
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

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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