Bo Diddley

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" (shave-and-a-haircut, two bits), 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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Bo Diddley Discography

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Bo Diddley Bo Diddley (Album, Comp) Chess, Chess, Chess US 1958 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley (Album) Checker US 1959 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger (Album) Checker US 1960 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley In The Spotlight (Album) Checker US 1960 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Have Guitar, Will Travel (Album) Checker, Checker, Checker Canada 1960 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Is A... Lover (Album) Checker Canada 1961 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley & Company (Album) Checker US 1962 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley (Album) Checker Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Hey! Bo Diddley Pye International, Pye International UK 1962 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley's A Twister (Album) Checker Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Surfin' With Bo Diddley (Album) Checker, Checker US 1963 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley's Beach Party (Album) Checker US 1963 Sell This Version
NPL 28029 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Rides Again(LP, Album, Mono) Pye International NPL 28029 UK 1963 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry - Two Great Guitars (Album) Checker US 1964 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Hey! Good Lookin' (Album) Checker US 1965 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley 500% More Man (Album) Checker US 1965 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Let Me Pass (Album) Chess UK 1965 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Muddy Waters Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Muddy Waters - Super Blues (Album) Checker, Checker Germany 1967 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (Album) Checker, Chess US 1967 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley The Black Gladiator (Album) Checker, Checker US 1970 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Another Dimension (Album) Chess US 1971 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Where It All Began (Album) Chess US 1972 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley The London Bo Diddley Sessions (Album) Chess Australia 1973 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley Big Bad Bo (Album) Chess France 1974 Sell This Version
Bo Diddley The 20th Anniversary Of Rock 'N' Roll (Album) RCA Victor Australia 1976 Sell This Version

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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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