R.I.P. Bo Diddley

Written by on June 3, 2008

While this is an 80s/New Wave-centric blog and program, one would wonder if music would eventually evolve toward New Wave, Punk, Post-Punk or any of its variations without rock pioneers like Bo Diddley, who died yesterday in his Florida home at age 79, to start the first big rock movement.

Diddley, whose innovative guitar sound has been a huge influence on artists from the 50s thrugh today, including U2 and George Thorogood, as evident in some of their hits during the 1980s. Diddley even starred as the “bad guy” in Thorogood’s “Bad to the Bone” video.

Diddley was well known for his hits, including “Bo Diddley” and “Diddley Daddy.” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

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