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BO DIDDLEY - The Originator

A Celebration of his unique contribution to Popular Music.

"I'm Back Up Into The Future..."


The 2000s

2000

BO DIDDLEY is inducted into The Mississippi Musicians Hall Of Fame.

BO DIDDLEY is inducted into The North Florida Music Association's Hall of Fame.

His November 1955 appearance on CBS-TV's "Talk Of The Town" Show ("The Ed Sullivan Show") is named as one of VH1's "100 Greatest Rock & Roll Moments On TV". His 1957 recording of his song "Mona" (aka "I Need You Baby") and his 1962 recording of the song "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover", Mickey & Sylvia and Peaches & Herb's respective recordings of his song "Love Is Strange" and the Yardbirds' recording of his song "I'm A Man" all become a staple of rock & roll Oldies format radio station playlists around the world. Eric Clapton's recording of his song "Before You Accuse Me", Ten Years After's live 1969 recording of his song "I'm Going Home" (aka "Down Home Special"), George Thorogood & The Destroyers' recordings of his song "Who Do You Love" and the Yardbirds' recording of his song "I'm A Man" all become a staple of Classic Rock format radio station playlists around the world. He guest stars as a record shop owner in an episode of the Disney Channel's "So Weird" TV series. France's popular rock music magazine Rock & Folk includes his 1993 UK compilation album "Bo's Blues" as one of its "Disco 2000" listing of indispensable albums. Writing in Vanity Fair magazine, songwriter and performer Elvis Costello lists his 1997 compilation CD "Bo Diddley-His Best" as one of his "500 Albums You Need - The Best Of The Best". Mojo magazine lists his 1997 compilation CD "Bo Diddley-His Best" in its listing of "100 Great Compilations - The Best Of The Best Ofs" in its "The Mojo Collection: The Greatest Albums of All-Time" guide to must-have albums. He is named as one of the Guitar.com website's "All-Star Millennium Guitar Squad: The Top 100 Players of All-Time". The Pause & Play music website inducts his song "Bo Diddley" into its "Vault of Fame". Writing in the Worcester Phoenix newspaper, music critic John O'Neill includes him in his "Top 100 Acts of the Rock & Roll Era". Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis include their recording of his song "Cadillac" on their "You Win Again" album of blues, R&B and country standards. English blues/rock band Dr. Feelgood include their recording of his classic song "Who Do You Love" on their "Chess Masters" album, the band's homage to Chess Records. Weber State University's WSU Online history of rock & roll music course lists his 1955 recording of his song "Bo Diddley" as one of its "Top R&B Singles of 1955" and Mickey & Sylvia's 1956 recording of his song "Love Is Strange" as one of its "Top R&B Singles of 1957". Saturday September 2nd is declared "BO DIDDLEY Day" at the Bug Jar bar in Rochester, New York and local bands and artists including Frantic Frank, The Greasy Chickens, The Grinders, The Hi-Risers, The Priests, The Quitters, Del Rivers, The Thunder Gods, The Veins and The Vertigo-gos take to the stage to pay tribute. His recording of his song "I'm A Man" is featured on the soundtrack of a Conference of Australian Milk Authorities TV commercial for its "Milk. Legendary Stuff" advertising campaign. Dawn Penn's recording of his song "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" is featured on the soundtrack of an automotive maker's TV commercial in the UK. George Thorogood & The Destroyers' recording of his song "Ride On Josephine" is featured on the soundtrack of the movie "Gone In Sixty Seconds". Mickey & Sylvia's recording of his song "Love Is Strange" is featured on the soundtrack of the documentary movie "I Remember Me". Mickey & Sylvia's recording of his song "Love Is Strange" is featured on the soundtrack of the animated comedy TV series "Clerks". Caesar & Cleo's recording of his song "Love Is Strange" is featured on the soundtrack of the HBO original TV series "The Sopranos". A recording of his song "Love Is Strange" is featured on the soundtrack of the TV movie "In His Life: The John Lennon Story".

2001

His 1955 recording of his song "Bo Diddley" is included amongst the 365 "Songs of The Century", part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts and Scholastic Inc. that aims to promote a better understanding of America�s musical and cultural heritage in American schools. He makes 2 sold-out appearances at The Cavern Club, the world-famous rock & roll club in Liverpool, England. He headlines at the Thursday At The Square annual free music concert series in Buffalo, New York. The Boston Beer Co. sponsors "An Evening With BO DIDDLEY" to raise money for the "Dangerous Curves" guitar exhibit of 130 world-renowed guitars staged at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. He is one of the guitarists featured in UK Guitar magazine's special "Hot Wired! Roots of Rock & Roll" issue. Author Holly George-Warren and illustrator Laura Levine include him in their children's book about the pioneers of rock music titled "Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll". Mojo magazine lists his 1987 reissue CD "Bo Diddley"/"Go Bo Diddley" in its "Mojo 1000 - The Ultimate CD Buyer's Guide" to 1,000 must-have albums. The All Music Guide to Rock: The Experts' Guide to The Best Recordings includes many of his albums and compilations in its list of Essential Recordings. Writing on the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) website Geoff Barker, the music researcher for the radio series "Bright Lights, Big City: The Story of British R&B", lists his 1955 recording of his song "I'm A Man" as a track that "no blues collection is complete without". Music writer Paul Roland includes his 1956 single "Who Do You Love" in his "CD Guide To Pop & Rock's 100 Essential Singles". New York's oldies format radio station WCBS-FM lists Mickey & Sylvia's 1956 recording of his song "Love Is Strange" as one of its "Top 1001 Songs of The Century". The virtual UK band Gorillaz sample his 1973 recording of "Hit Or Miss" for their track "New Genious (Brother)". Guitarist/vocalist Murali Coryell records a version of his song "Pills" for the Marshall Chess-produced album of originals and contemporary recordings of blues and soul classics titled "2120", a tribute to the historic address of the Chess Studios at 2120 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. George Thorogood & The Destroyers' recording of his song "Who Do You Love" is featured on the soundtrack of the movie "Joe Dirt". Sir Paul McCartney & Wings' recording of his song "Love Is Strange" is featured on the soundtrack of the UK TV documentary movie "Wingspan".

2002

BO DIDDLEY receives a Pioneer in Entertainment Award from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters.

BO DIDDLEY receives a BMI Icon Award in recognition of his many contributions to contemporary music.

Governor Gary E. Johnson of New Mexico proclaims Sunday August 18th "BO DIDDLEY Day".

He records and releases his powerful post-9/11 song "We Ain't Scared Of You", backed by Florida-based funk/rock band Munkeez Strikin Matchiz. He is reunited with former band members Billy Boy Arnold, Clifton James and Jody Williams for a performance at the 19th annual Chicago Blues Festival. He headlines at the annual Buffalo Niagra Guitar Festival in New York. He gives a performance at former US Attorney-General Janet Reno's gubernatorial campaign rally in Gainesville, Florida. He performs at the first annual "Jammin' For The Kids" benefit concert to raise funds for Chicago's neediest children. He is inducted into the Great Artists of the rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1950s Internet newsgroup's Hall of Fame. His 1955 recording of his song "Bo Diddley" is inducted into the rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1950s Internet newsgroup's 25 Great Singles wing of its Hall of Fame. Record Collector magazine lists his 1955 debut single "Bo Diddley"/"I'm A Man" as one of the "20 Essential Chess Stable Singles". Le Guide Pop-Rock 1950-1979 lists his 1997 compilation CD "Bo Diddley-His Best" in its listing of "250 Indispensable CD Albums". He is named as one of Guitar Techniques magazine's "Rhythm Kings: The 25 Greatest Rhythm Guitar Players of All-Time". Evidence Music release the "Hey Bo Diddley - A Tribute!" CD. Guitar magazine lists him as one of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All-Time". In Melbourne, Australia, the rocking roots music band The Diddley Daddies form and name themselves after his song. The popular Pittsburgh, PA-based rock & roll group The Hi-Frequencies pay their own lasting tribute to his former maracas player when they write and record a track titled "Jerome Green". Good Moo's Productions release the Anna Moo with BO DIDDLEY CD of children's songs "Moochas Gracias". The All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop & Soul includes his 1987 reissue CD "Bo Diddley"/"Go Bo Diddley" in its list of Essential Albums. Guitar World magazine includes him as one of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All-Time". Music writer Garry Mulholland includes Dawn Penn's recording of his song "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" in his book "This Is Uncool: The 500 Greatest Singles Since Punk & Disco". Musician, actor and disc jockey Steven Van Zandt launching "Little Steven's Underground Garage", a weekly syndicated radio show celebrating garage rock music, describes him as "the spiritual godfather of garage". His protege Billy Stewart is posthumously inducted into the Washington Area Music Association Hall of Fame. Lillix' recording of his song "Who Do You Love" is featured on the soundtrack of WB TV's Image Campaign 2002 and on promotional spots for the popular WB TV comedy series "What I Like About You". Mickey & Sylvia's recording of his song "Love Is Strange" is featured on the soundtrack of an episode of the popular TV drama series "The Wire". Dawn Penn's recording of his song "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" is featured on the soundtrack of the movie "I Spy". Sir Paul McCartney performs a live version of his song "Bring It To Jerome" in the concert movie "Paul McCartney - Back In The US".

2003

Tribute is paid to BO DIDDLEY in the US House of Representatives by Hon. John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan, who describes him as "one of the true pioneers of rock & roll, who has influenced generations".

He is inducted into the Internet's Blues Hall of Fame. He is inducted into the Internet's Rockabilly Hall of Fame. His Artist Signature guitar pick (aka a plectrum) is inducted into the UK's Electric Guitar Appreciation Society's Plectrum Hall of Fame. He performs at the Atlanta, Georgia Annual Heroes Awards event. His 1959 album "Go Bo Diddley" wins the rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1950s Internet newsgroup's Battle of The Albums vote for 1959. The New York Times runs a major cover feature on him in their Sunday edition; the article kicks off a regular series for the paper called "The Music They Made: Legends of Rock, Country and Soul". To commemorate the 125th anniversary of recorded sound, he is invited to Capitol Hill by the GRAMMY Foundation to record two songs backed by an All-Star Congressional Band on an original Thomas Edison phonograph and wax cylinders, which are later placed in a time capsule at the Edison Historic Site. He performs on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) "Rock & Roll At 50" TV special with artists including Gary US Bonds, Lesley Gore, Jerry Lee Lewis and Darlene Love. He guests stars as himself in an episode of the ABC TV sitcom "According To Jim" titled "Bo Diddley". The Anna Moo with BO DIDDLEY CD "Moochas Gracias" receives the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award, the Parents' Choice Foundation's Silver Honor, the iParenting Media Award, Family Fun Magazine's Best Audio Award and the Children's Music Web's Best Recording for Older Children Award. He is included in "Washingtonian" magazine's Washington Music Hall of Fame. Mojo magazine includes his 1956 single "Who Do You Love"/"I'm Bad" on its "Ultimate Jukebox" of 100 greatest singles of all-time. Mojo magazine includes his 1958 debut album "Bo Diddley" in its guide to the "100 Greatest Guitar Albums". Rolling Stone magazine includes him as one of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All-Time". The Pause & Play music website lists his song "Bo Diddley" as one of its "20 Great Songs of The 1950s". Blender magazine lists his 1997 compilation CD "Bo Diddley-His Best" as one of its "500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die!" and his 1956 recording of "Who Do You Love" as one of its "Standout Tracks From The 500 CDs You Must Own!". Writing in Blender magazine, songwriter and performer Lou Reed lists his 1955 recording of his song "Bring It To Jerome" as one of his "1,001 Greatest Songs To Download Right Now!" His 1987 reissue CD "Bo Diddley"/"Go Bo Diddley" is listed in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All-Time". The All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B & Soul includes many of his albums and compilations in its list of Essential Recordings. The All Music Guide to The Blues: The Definitive Guide to The Blues includes many of his albums and compilations in its list of Essential Recordings. Visitors to the Blogcritics.org website nominate him as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists". Writing on the Blogcritics.org website, music critic HW Saxton, Jr. includes him as one of his "10 Most Influential Guitarists of All-Time". Q magazine lists his song "Who Do You Love", Mickey & Sylvia's 1956 recording of his song "Love Is Strange" and Dawn Penn's recording of his song "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" amongst its "1,001 Best Songs Ever". He appears on the front cover of Goldmine music magazine. The satellite digital radio service XM Radio devotes one of its popular "Harlem" series of programs to his music. He writes and performs the music featured on the soundtrack of the documentary movie "Recall Florida". His recordings of his songs "Who Do You Love" and "We're Gonna Get Married" are featured on the soundtrack of the PBS TV mini-series "The Blues". His recording of his instrumental "Aztec" and George Thorogood & The Destroyers' recording of his song "Who Do You Love" are featured on the soundtrack of the movie "Chooch". His recording of his song "Before You Accuse Me" and The Yardbirds' recording of his song "I'm A Man" are featured on the soundtrack of episodes of the popular NBC TV drama series "American Dreams". His recording of his song "Down Home Special" is featured on the soundtrack of the popular UK TV drama series "Heartbeat". George Thorogood & The Destroyers' recording of his song "Who Do You Love" is featured on the soundtrack of the movie "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days". George Thorogood & The Destroyers' recording of his song "Who Do You Love" is featured on the soundtrack of the video game "Wakeboarding Unleashed With Shaun Murray". Dawn Penn's recording of his song "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" is featured on the soundtrack of the movie "Love, Sex and Eating the Bones". The Rolling Stones perform a live version of his song "I'm Alright" in the Canadian TV documentary "The History of The Rolling Stones In Toronto".

2004

Mickey & Sylvia's 1956 recording of his song "Love Is Strange" is inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame as a recording of lasting qualitative or historical significance by the Recording Academy at the 46th annual GRAMMY Awards Ceremony.

BO DIDDLEY is inducted into The Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame.

He is invited by Eric Clapton to perform at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas to benefit the Crossroads Center drug and rehabilitation facility. He performs at Little Steven's International Underground Garage Festival on Randall's Island, New York with artists including the New York Dolls, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, the Raveonettes and the Strokes. He performs at a star-studded fund-raiser in New York City to benefit Dennis Leary's New York Firefighters Foundation. The Strathmore Hall and the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) pay tribute to him in a concert series paying tribute to the Washington, DC area's musical heritage. His 1956 recording of his song "Who Do You Love" is inducted into the rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1950s Internet newsgroup's 25 Great Singles wing of its Hall of Fame. The rock group Aerosmith release a reworking of his song "Road Runner" as the opening track of their blues-based "Honkin' For Bobo" album. Originally Captain Beefheart's backing band, the re-formed Magic Band perform a live version of his hit song "Diddy Wah Diddy" on the popular BBC Radio 1 John Peel Show. In a special issue to mark 50 years of rock & roll, Holland's leading music magazine OOR names him as one of its "50 Best Artists of The 1950s" and his 1990 retrospective CD box set "The Chess Box" as one of its "500 Best Albums". In a special issue to mark 50 years of rock & roll, Rolling Stone magazine names him as one of "The Immortals - The 50 Greatest Artists of All-Time". The New Yorker magazine's music critic Alex Ross includes his 1958 debut album "Bo Diddley" in his "20 Not By Brahms" listing of favorite pop, rock, jazz, soul, country and blues albums. Visitors to the DigitalDreamDoor.com website nominate him as one of the "100 Greatest Artists of Rock", as one of the "100 Most Influential Rock & Roll Artists", as one of the "100 Greatest Rock Songwriters", as one of the "100 Greatest Frontmen of Rock", as one of the "100 Greatest Rock/R&B Artists of the 1950s", as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Genres", as one of the "100 Greatest Rock Guitarists", as one of the "50 Greatest R&B/Soul Guitarists", as one of the "10 Best Guitarists of the 1950s" and nominate his song "Bo Diddley" as one of the "Top 10 Songs of 1955", as one of the "100 Greatest Rock Songs", as one of the "100 Greatest R&B/Soul Songs" and as one of the "100 Greatest Rock Guitar Riffs". Visitors to the DigitalDreamDoor.com website nominate his recordings of the songs "Bo Diddley", "I'm A Man", "Diddley Daddy", "Bring It To Jerome" and "Pretty Thing" amongst the "100 Greatest Recordings From 1955", his recordings of the songs "Who Do You Love" and "Diddy Wah Diddy" and Mickey & Sylvia's recording of his song "Love Is Strange" amongst the "100 Greatest Recordings From 1956" and his recordings of his songs "Hey Bo Diddley", "Mona" and "Before You Accuse Me" amongst the "100 Greatest Recordings From 1957". Visitors to the DigitalDreamDoor.com website nominate his 1958 debut album "Bo Diddley" as one of the "100 Greatest Rock Debut Albums", his 1958 debut album "Bo Diddley" and his 1960 album "Have Guitar-Will Travel" amongst the "100 Greatest Rock Guitar Albums" and his 1960 album "Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger" as one of the "100 Greatest Rock Albums of the 1960s". Visitors to the DigitalDreamDoor.com website nominate his songs "Aztec" and "Mumblin' Guitar" amongst the "100 Greatest Rock Instrumentals", nominate Quicksilver Messenger Service's 1969 recording of his song "Who Do You Love" as one of the "100 Greatest Cover Songs" and nominate Duchess (Norma-Jean Wofford), who played guitar in his band between 1962 and 1966, as one of the "20 Greatest Female Sidemen". To mark 50 years of rock & roll, the LAUNCH Music on Yahoo! website names him as one of its "Top 10 1950s Artists" and his 1997 compilation CD "Bo Diddley-His Best" as one of its "Required Rock Albums". In an article titled "Top Moments In Rock & Roll, From The First Chords To A Final Stand", published by the Globe Newspaper Company to mark 50 years of rock & roll, writer Renee Graham nominates BO DIDDLEY's debut recording of the "Bo Diddley beat" in 1955. Writing in her book "L'odyssee Du Rock", the music writer Florent Mazzoleni includes his 1960 album "Have Guitar-Will Travel" in her "Introduction To An Ideal Discography" listing. The Blue Storm Music website lists him as one of its "Top 100 Blues-Rock Guitarists of All-Time". In a special issue to mark 50 years of rock & roll, Rolling Stone magazine names his songs "Bo Diddley", "Who Do You Love" and "I'm A Man" amongst its "500 Greatest Songs of All-Time". France's popular rock music magazine Rock & Folk names his song "Mona" (aka "I Need You Baby") as one of its "30 Best Rock & Roll Songs" and Quicksilver Messenger Service's 1969 recording of his song "Who Do You Love" as one of its "30 Best Psychedelic Songs". Entertainment writers Mark Hinson and Kati Schardl writing in the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper to mark 50 years of rock & roll, include his 1962 LP "Bo Diddley" as one of their "Essential 100" rock & roll discs. The About.com Oldies website lists his song "Bo Meets The Monster" in its listing of "Top 10 Hallowe'en Oldies". Nominated by Tim Rice-Oxley, co-founder and composer of the rock band Keane, Q magazine lists Buddy Holly's recording of his song "Love Is Strange" amongst its "1,010 Songs You Must Own!". Q magazine lists Dawn Penn's recording of his song "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" amongst its "1,010 Songs You Must Own!". WXPN 88.5FM public radio station for the University of Pennsylvania includes him in its listing of the "885 All-Time Greatest Artists". Juicy Lucy's recording of his song "Who Do You Love" is featured on the soundtrack of the PC game "Shellshock: Nam 67". Leona Naess' recording of his song "Love Is Strange" is featured on the soundtrack of the movie "Saving Face". Colin James & Sharkskin's recording of his song "Who Do You Love" is featured on the soundtrack of the TV movie "The Life". Ronnie Hawkins performs his songs "Bo Diddley" and "Who Do You Love" in the TV documentary movie "Ronnie Hawkins - Still Alive & Kickin'". The Pretty Things perform his songs "Pretty Thing" and "Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut" on the popular German music TV show "Rockpalast". Finalist Tamas Palcso performs a live version of his song "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" on the Hungarian reality TV series "Megasztar". Aerosmith perform his song "Road Runner" in their documentary movie "Aerosmith - You Gotta Move".

The 2000s continued... 2005 - to date


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