Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Real Guitar Hero Gets A Rockin' Goodbye

After a stroke and a heart attack, 79 year old Bo Diddley was laid to rest today in Florida. A true rock and roll pioneer, the Chess Records guitarist never made it big like other names: Little Richard, Fats Domino or Chuck Berry. It took a new generation of musicians to bring this founding father's signature riffs to light in their new brand of rock and roll.

Listen to Bo Diddley on NPR - News
Rock Pioneer Dies At 79

Uncut Magazine Interview by Simon Goddard

AP Photos:B.B. King and Bo Diddley in 2002 at the opening of King's Blues Club and Grill in New York.Square guitar in hand, Bo Diddley performs during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York, March 14, 2005.


carol stanley said...

Well I know bo as we all did in our generation..Hardto beat...We all live our lives, add some and some add more. But it is always a milestone when one is gone..

For Lods 59.99 and Over

BabyBoomerQueen said...

I watched "The Bucket List," last night and the question was raised as to how do you judge your life...there were several answers and ofcouse, there is no wrong or right answer.

One was that it might be by what you left behind...
Another was that perhaps it was by your faith...
And another was perhaps it is by the peole that you leave behind who followed you and what you did.

If that is the case, then Bo Diddly's life was not in vain as many followed him and admired his work and music.

I am a great fan of the Diddly.

I as well did a post to honor his life.

Perhaps you will find time in your busy schedule to come and see it and reminisce with me. I would like, that as he would.

This is an official invitation to come and visit me some time soon.

Southern smiles and world peace,
~The Baby Boomer Queen~