“Elvis is King, but Diddley is Daddy.”
 Tom Petty

“Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928-June 2, 2008), born Elias Otha Bates, was an original and influential American rock & roll singer, guitarist and songwriter. He was known as “The Originator” because of the key role in the transition from blues music to rock & roll, influencing a host of legendary acts including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones to name a few.”
courtesy of www.bodiddley.com

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BB King and Bo Diddley

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best, Bo Diddley

"Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928-June 2, 2008), born Elias Otha Bates, was an original and influential American rock & roll singer, guitarist and songwriter. He was known as "The Originator" because of the key role in the transition from blues music to rock & roll, influencing a host of legendary acts including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones to name a few."
courtesy of www.bodiddley.com
“I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I'm about to get.”

“I made 'Bo Diddley' in '55, they started playing it, and everybody freaked out. Caucasian kids threw Beethoven into the garbage can.”

“I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob.”
 Bo Diddley

“In the end we all knew Diddley.” ( MySpace Friend, Night)

Bo Diddley and Tom Petty were neighbors in Gainesville, FK

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