Monday, June 02, 2008

RIP Bo Diddley

Sad to see a great rock pioneer like this go. I only had the chance to see him live once at Little Steven's International Garage festival a few years ago on Randall's Island. He had a bad back so he could only play seated but he still smoked on guitar and even tried a funny rap at the end of his set. There's also a great Rolling Stone article about Bo by Neil Strauss- I only hope that those great guitar jams he describes in the article come out for public consumption one day.

Here's a clip of Bo wowing a bunch of screaming teenagers in 1966 from the Big TNT Show. Dig his fancy footwork and those killer riffs plus the girl trio including the Duchess on guitar.


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