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Bo Diddley

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Bo Diddley (Born December 30th, 1928) was a musician who was an influential American rock and roll singer, songwriter and guitarist. Bo Diddley died on June 2, 2008 and his death was because of heart failure.

Bo Diddley's Biography Stats:

  • Full Name: Bo Diddley
  • Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi
  • Birth Date: December 30, 1928
  • Place of Death: Archer, Florida
  • Death Date: June 2, 2008
  • Also Known As: Ellas Bates, Ellas McDaniel
  • Category/Genre: Musician
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  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse:
  • Father: Eugene Bates
  • Mother: Ethel Wilson, Mrs. Gussie McDaniel (Adoptive)
  • Siblings:
  • Children: Evelyn Kelly, Ellas A. McDaniel, Tammi D. McDaniel, Terri Lynne Foster


Claim to Fame:

  • One of the founding fathers of rock and roll.
  • Populariser of the Bo Diddley beat.
  • Famous for his trademark custom-built electric guitars, his wild stage shows and his pioneering use of female musicians.
  • His 1959 hit record "Say Man" has been credited by some music critics as a precursor of rap music.

Quotable Quotes:

~ I feel the need - the need for speed!

~ When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I am out there to win.

~ I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul...

~ Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.

~ Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

~ It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.

Is he dead or alive? We believe that he has not passed away.

  • Bo Diddley put the rock in rock and roll.
  • When I leave this Earth, man, they'll know I've been here!

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Check for a biography of Bo Diddley at Wikipedia.org.


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