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.
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Rock Pioneer Dies At 79
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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.