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 Bo Diddley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bo Diddley's emphasis on rhythm largely influenced popular music, especially that of rock and roll in the 1960s.
He adopted the stage name Bo Diddley, which is probably a southern fl slang phrase meaning "nothing at all", as in "he ain't bo diddley".
Bo Diddley used a variety of rhythms, however, from straight back beat to pop ballad style, frequently with maracas by.
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 Bo Diddley
Bo packed a powerful punch in the show ring while he was campaigned--he finished in 2 weekends with four majors, handled by Gary Steele; was a multiple BISS winner and a Group 1 winner, many of these with his owner/handler.
Bo was first and foremost a "show dog," and shared some of his most glorious wins with his best buddy and comrade-in-arms, Kimberlie Steele.
Bo achieved his ABC Sire of Merit status in 2001, and is also a producer of producers...1 ABC DOM and 1 ABC SOM.
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 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley was born "Ellas Bates" on December 30, 1928, in McComb, Mississippi.
Sometimes referred to as "The Originator," Bo Diddley is certainly in a class by himself.
Fortunately, Bo Diddley's career is well documented elsewhere and he is very much alive and well, still performing on a regular basis.
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 Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Local music legend Bo Diddley rearranged his schedule so he could once again be part of the University of Florida's Homecoming parade, only to be told he will not be welcome to ride in Friday's procession.
Diddley - a Gainesville resident who was an honored guest in last year's parade - said Wednesday that he came home early from gigs in Memphis for the event but found out his name is not on the parade lineup.
Diddley rode last year in a 1927 Mercedes Roadster owned by his dentist, Dr. Bruce Larrick, who was aghast that the rock 'n' roll icon is being kept out of this year's parade.
www.gainesville.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051006/LOCAL/51006008/1078/news   (579 words)

 VH1.com : Bo Diddley : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diddley was never a top seller on the order of his Chess rival Chuck Berry, but over the next half-dozen or so years, he'd produce a catalog of classics that rival Berry's in quality.
As a live performer, Diddley was galvanizing, using his trademark square guitars and distorted amplification to produce new sounds that anticipated the innovations of '60s guitarists like Jimi Hendrix.
Buddy Holly covered "Bo Diddley" and used a modified Bo Diddley beat on "Not Fade Away"; when the Stones gave the song the full-on Bo treatment (complete with shaking maracas), the result was their first big British hit.
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 Behind The Hits: "Bo Diddley"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bo Diddley was born Ellas Bates in 1928 and was adopted by the McDaniels, a McComb, Vtississippi,share-cropping family who took young Ellas with them when they moved to the South Side of Chicago.
Bo didn't know anything about recording, but he had a sound in his head that he wanted to recreate, and he told the sound engineer to feed the maracas through an echo chamber.
Bo agreed, but live on the air that night, he did what he does best: be and sing "Bo Diddley".
www.bobshannon.com /stories/Bo.html   (763 words)

 Bo Diddley interview
Bo Diddley was the only child of Ethel Wilson and Eugene Bates, born as Ellas Bates on a cold December of 1928.
Bo went back to the studio to re-record the two tracks, which came out as a double A-side single “Bo Diddley” b/w ”I’m A Man.
A little before Bo Diddley and his band finished up their part of the show, we were led to Bo Diddley’s mini bus.
www.popentertainment.com /bodiddley.htm   (2788 words)

 Bo Diddley - The Originator of the Hambone Beat
Bo Diddley (born December 30, 1928 in McComb, Mississippi), "The Originator", is an influential American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
He is often cited as a key figure in the transition of blues into rock and roll, by introducing more insistent, driving rhythms and a harder-edged guitar sound.
His trademark instrument is the square-bodied guitar that he developed and wielded in thousands of concerts over the years--from sweaty Chicago clubs to rock and roll oldies tours and even as an opening act for The Clash and a guest for the Rolling Stones.
www.jeffosretromusic.com /diddley.html   (764 words)

 Bo Diddley, Mississippi musician, Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame
Bo Diddley was born on December 30, 1928, in McComb, Mississippi, in Pike County.
Bo Diddley is recognized as one of the first and most influential rock guitarist and musicians.
Diddley was both a powerful singer and innovator who lived in Southern California for many years.
www.shs.starkville.k12.ms.us /mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/musicians/Diddley.html   (1247 words)

 Robert's Review of Bo Diddley at Bull Durham Blues Festival
Bo who was one of the founding fathers of rock and roll as well as being an able blues performer still has the voice, the rhytmn, the humor, and the spirit that made his music so recognizable.
Bo was a great choice to end the festival since his rhytmns are so infectious that you can't help to get up and boogie.
Bo is a classic and definitely one of the founding fathers of rock as well as being a great blues and early R&B star.
www.rasman.com /reviews/bdiddley.html   (1000 words)

 The Father Who Knows Best: Bo Diddley Gets Strict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While Bo Diddley is now trying to avoid breaking something, there is something that Bo Diddley did break and that was the unyielding ground of popular music in the early 1950s.
What Bo Diddley is referring to is the practice of having white artists cover fl artists' material in order for the music to have a so-called "wider appeal," a practice very common in the late '50s and early '60s.
Bo addresses an entire generation of musicians who have forgotten they have a cultural legacy and heritage in rock and roll.
www.penduluminc.com /MM/articles/diddley.html   (2198 words)

 USATODAY.com - Bluesman Bo Diddley cancels concert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bo Diddley checked into the hospital two weeks ago and is recovering from a toe amputation.
Diddley has diabetes and hyperglycemia is often associated with the disease.
Diddley, whose real name is Ellas Bates McDaniel, was hospitalized for a few nights while doctors made sure they wouldn't have to amputate his foot, Free told The Gainesville Sun.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2004-10-22-diddley_x.htm   (233 words)

 Rolling Stone : 20) Bo Diddley
First of all, Bo's hands are about a foot long from the wrist to the tip of the finger.
Bo plays his instrument, and the way the rhythm clicks is unique.
The Stones covered Bo Diddley, and the Yardbirds did "I'm a Man," and the Pretty Things did his song "Pretty Thing." My band in high school, the Iguanas, did a few of his songs, including "Road Runner," and you can hear a bit of him in the Stooges.
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 Bo Diddley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He only had a few hits in the 1950s and early '60s, but as Bo Diddley sang, "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover." You can't judge an artist by his chart success, either, and Diddley produced greater and more influential music than all but a handful of the best early rockers.
But even more important, Bo's bounce was fun and irresistibly rocking, with a wisecracking, jiving tone that epitomized rock and roll at its most humorously outlandish and freewheeling.
The Rolling Stones in particular borrowed a lot from Bo's rhythms and attitude in their early days, although they only officially covered a couple of his tunes, "Mona" and "I'm Alright." Other British RandB groups like the Yardbirds, Animals, and Pretty Things also covered Diddley standards in their early days.
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 Bo Diddley
Born Ellas Otha Bates McDaniels in McComb, Mississippi on December 28, 1928, blues legend Bo Diddley is considered one of the most influential and innovative guitarists in rock and roll history.
Throughout the sixties, Diddley's work was covered by many UK artists, such as the Rolling Stones, the Kinds, Manfred Mann and the Animals.
Diddley's career slowed down in the '70s; he released a few unremarkable records, including The Black Gladiator and Where It All Begins.
www.wirthentertainment.com /bo_diddley.htm   (312 words)

 Bo Diddley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He flirted with a boxing career and trained at a local gym, where he was given the nickname ("bo diddley" is a one-stringed African guitar).
His first record was a two-sided No. 1 R&B hit, "Bo Diddley/I'm a Man," both of which had the trademark Bo Diddley back beat and call-and-response pattern.
Diddley said he is "fixing to open courthouse doors" to get his due credit.
www.pauseandplay.com /diddley.htm   (435 words)

 PopMatters Music Feature | Hard Hitting Blues: Ten Reasons Bo Diddley Is the Forgotten Heavyweight Champion of Rock
This isn't far-fetched, people: Ali is known to have appeared on the BBC with Bo in the early 1960s, talking about how he loved the music of his friend Bo.
Both Buddy Holly and the Animals covered "Bo Diddley", which is weird, because you wouldn't think two different guys would have a hit with a song named for its songwriter.
Bo Diddley is more important than the Stones, more crucial than the Beatles, more fundamental to rock as a lyricist and an instrumentalist and a conceptualist than Elvis Presley or Buddy Holly or Brian Wilson.
popmatters.com /music/features/020628-blues7.shtml   (945 words)

 Ink 19 :: Bo Diddley
It's ironic, then, that the very people Bo had such a strong influence on would be the ones who would pretty much put him on the backburner of American pop consciousness.
It took years for Bo to receive the credit due him, and it was the actions of those same young English rockers (especially latter-day Stone Ronnie Wood) that got him his due.
Bo feels a lot of parents have dropped the ball with their children, and should worry more about spending time with their kids than making money, and recent tragedies like Columbine and Pearl, Miss., bear it out.
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 Bo Diddley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bo Diddley played this song with the Grateful Dead on 25 March 1972.
The song Bo Diddley sang with the Dead is definitely this one, even though the title given on Dick's Picks 30 is "Hey Bo Diddley." The version by the Dead themselves on 23 May 1972 seems to be fragments from both songs, though it too is titled "Hey Bo Diddley" on "Steppin' Out."
Bo Diddley's is available on most of his many compilations.
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 Bo Diddley Laid Up - Oct 22, 2004 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diddley, 75, was forced to postpone a performance scheduled Thursday in Lancaster, California, to give himself addtional time to recover from the operation.
Diddley rep Robert Rowland said the singer would be back in action for his Saturday night performance in Connecticut, as well as for a Halloween concert in Texas.
Diddley is known for his pioneering guitar riffs and the hypnotizing drum beat that accompanies much of his music--a style widely known as the Bo Diddley Beat.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,15200,00.html   (490 words)

 Bo Diddley
Diddley, Bo Diddley, Bo, 1928–;, pioneering African-American rock-and-roll singer, guitarist, and songwriter, b.
He studied violin, received his first guitar in 1940, and acquired the nickname “Bo Diddley” (probably from the single-stringed folk instrument called a diddley bow).
Diddley became known for his pounding signature beat (bom ba-bom bom, bom bom; later an essential component of rock music) and for his guitar effects, jive talk, and strutting onstage style.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/people/A0921528.html   (265 words)

 Bo Diddley: 'I make a guitar do things that others can't' - The Clarion-Ledger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bo Diddley — born Ellas Bates — was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Diddley, who taught himself to play guitar at the age of 11, moved with his family to Chicago when he was about 7.
Diddley, who resides in Gainesville, Fla., is concerned over the state of music today.
www.clarionledger.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051028/FEAT0106/510280328/1023/FEAT05   (621 words)

 LivinBlues- Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley finally got the chance to cut a demo of 2 songs that he had written; 'Uncle John' and 'I'm A Man'.
Bo Diddley was deservedly an early inductee into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in
In 2000 Bo Diddley was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame and into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 2004.
www.livinblues.com /bluesrooms/bodiddley.asp   (526 words)

 Amazon.com: His Best : The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: Music: Bo Diddley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bo Diddley is without a doubt one of the most influential musicians in the history of rock and roll.
Bo Diddley, with his trademark homeade square guitar and fl rimmed glasses, offered us a little bit of everything in his musicial career.
I don't care who you are or where your head is at or what kind of subgenre of rock you dig; Bo Diddley had an influence on it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000005KQK?v=glance   (1446 words)

 Bumbershoot - Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley created a proto-rock n roll with his first Chess Records single "Bo Diddley/I'm A Man." He went on to record the now-household "Who Do You Love?" and "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover" among many others.
Though his chart success was minimal, Diddley succeeded in going beyond the confines of blues by creating a distortion-and-rhythm driven style that laid the groundwork for rock-n -roll.
Since then, Diddley and his trademark square guitars have become a popular live act, touring with the likes of The Clash, Ronnie Wood and Seattle's own Mudhoney.
www.bumbershoot.org /lineup/artist/bo-diddley   (321 words)

 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley had most of his success in the music business on the RandB charts in the 50's and early 60's.
Most of his hit songs were on the RandB charts: "Diddley Daddy", his two-sided hit "Bo Diddley"/"I'm A Man", "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover", "Say Man", and "Road Runner".
Bo Diddley took his name from a one-stringed African guitar, and usually played a guitar with a rectangular box shape.
www.euronet.nl /users/wvbrecht/diddley.htm   (423 words)

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