|30 December 1928
||2 June 2008
Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008) was an influential American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Often cited as a key figure in the transition from blues to rock and roll, he introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged guitar sound. He was also known for his characteristic rectangular guitar.
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Signed on 24 June 2008 by: rene
thanks bo diddley for the great misic that you left behind we will miss you bud you stay in our hearts
Signed on 4 June 2008 by: Magnus R. Einarsson
Thanks for the groove
Signed on 4 June 2008 by: Steve Stoddard
RIP Bo Diddley! Listen to three hours of "The Originator's" music on "Somethin' Blue" Thursday morning June 5, 2008 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon HST on KTUH 90.3 FM Honolulu (or ktuh.org. Playlist posted at stoddardshale.com)
Signed on 4 June 2008 by: Stanley81
Thanks for the music, Bo and keep on rockin' in that great band up there!
Signed on 4 June 2008 by: duke and banner
We'll play alot of your stuff this week, just to say "thanks."
Signed on 4 June 2008 by: Alain L
Only one word could be said today: THANK YOU for what you did.
Keep on rockin' Bo
Signed on 4 June 2008 by: richard radden
Meeting BO November 1988 Stuttgart, West Germany. We had a nice hour chat over a cigar and a drink after a show. BO couldn't have been more a friend to a complete stranger. To a great musician and a friend. RADMAN
Signed on 4 June 2008 by: Doktor Gnomegang
Bo: You brought us wonderful concerts, wonderful songs, wonderful moments, all with great originallity. I will miss the sound of your rare guitar, the unique hat, but you will never die in our hearts. Now living in The Light, may the peace be with you.
Thank you very much.
Signed on 4 June 2008 by: Roger
So original, so inventive, so entertaining, and now so missed.
Signed on 4 June 2008 by: Sjaak
One word: RESPECT!
Bo was, and still is, my personal hero. He will live on forever through his music.
Signed on 4 June 2008 by: Pete
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: sad to him go
Just not fair. Live on Bo in every thing you put out there that will never die, never fade, and always rock and roll.
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: gerry
A rock n roll gent who will live forever
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: Robert Branz
Right now Jesus is handing Bo a guitar and saying, 'We've been waiting for ya! Now show everyone up here how its done!' We luv ya, Bo!
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: Karen
Thanks for giving the world such great music!
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: Simon W Strong, England, UK
John Lennon once said, "Before Elvis, there was nothing." Perhaps he should have said, "Before Elvis, there was Diddley."
Bo Diddley, his influence and key inspiration spans all generations. From Buddy Holly to The Clash, the Rolling Stones to U2 and countless others, both then and now. Even Elvis' had Bo's beat - '(Marie's The Name Of) His Latest Flame'.
The Bo Diddley backbeat was one of the first iconic heartbeats of Rock 'n' Roll.
God Bless you, Bo & Rock On! Say 'Hi!' to Elvis, Buddy & the guys for us. Thank you all for giving us so much.
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: Jacob Lewis
The power and energy in your music is both arousing and inspiring. Those of us pursuing musical growth--as well of those who are not--can truly appreciate the influences you brought and still bring to the table. Rest well and wherever you go, man, know you were worth it.
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: Matteo Volpi
An irreparable loss for music world. Condolence to the family and closer friends.
Matteo Volpi from Italy
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: kevin barry
God bless you for all your work and acts of charity. May you rest in peace, and play to your hearts content with all the other great blues artists in the great beyond.
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: Bo Ottersten
Thank you Mr Diddley, for great music and a lot of inspiration. I played severel of your songs once opon a time and they will always give me good memories.
I meet you once after a concert and we shaked hands, "my name is also Bo".
Rest in peace
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: Joe
The beat has its roots in West Africa, but in Bo's hands those roots flowered and bore their sweet fruit in America. Generations to come will call it The Bo Diddley Beat.
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: antonio
He was my favorite guitar player. In fact, he was the originator, the first one to play electric guitar as a authentic instrument, not as an amplified acoustic guitar.
Today it's a sad day.
Signed on 3 June 2008 by: dave
It was truly an honor to know you.
You made a great impact in my life, and I will never forget you.
You are Rock N Roll