Bo Diddley (1928-2008)

"Guitarist Bo Diddley Dead at 79"

Journalist: If you had to point to your major source of inspiration, who would it be?

Joe Strummer: Bo Diddley.

Journalist: Anybody else?

Joe Strummer: Bo Diddley.

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June 2, 2008 4:03 PM | | Comments (2)



Thanks for the post! When one of the legendary legends dies, I always get sick of reading the forced official obits by writers who cleary don't 'get' it. Sure, plenty of bands that the masses might actually care about today covered Bo Diddley so that's why you should care, but that's not why I care. This is Bo D's day, so your Led Zepplins and Grateful Deads and Rolling Stones can go fuck themselves for now. I'll remember Bo because of Road Runner and Diddley Daddy and Bo Diddleys a Gunslinger, etc., thank you.

Thanks back, Fritz. It's interesting how much Bo D. meant to a lot of people who never regarded him as just someone who "laid the groundwork" (or whatever) but as a genius in his own right.

Actually that is what I like most about that Joe Strummer exchange. He's not just saying that Bo Diddley was an influence, but that there was so much going on with BD that who could exhaust it?

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