{Bo Diddley onstage}

"The Story Of BO DIDDLEY...":

history 1928-1955
career 50s / 60s / 70s / 80s / 90s / 00s
70th birthday tributes page 1 / 2 / 3
hot news
forthcoming appearances
discography 45s / lps / comps / misc
tv & radio
lady bo page 1 / 2 / 3
jerome green
photo gallery page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
guestbook & forum
mean machine
"originator radio"
rare bo
rocklove review
visitors' comments

For all booking information and any other enquiries regarding BO DIDDLEY, please write to:

Margo Lewis
Talent Consultants International, Ltd.
105 Shad Row, 2nd Floor
Piermont, NY 10968

or Tel. 212 730-2701 (ask for Margo Lewis or Chris Tuthill)

or Fax 212 730-2706

or e-mail the Webmaster for prompt forwarding on to Management.

BO DIDDLEY - The Originator

A Celebration of his unique contribution to Popular Music.

"Dearest Darling..."

We are indebted to BO DIDDLEY's original girl guitar player, LADY BO, for the following contribution to these 3 special 70th birthday tribute pages.

"Hey, Da-Da-Dee-Dum-Dum, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, Ellas McDaniel is his real name. He's the guy that wrote "I'm A Man". He wrote "Diddley Daddy" too. He even wrote "Bo Diddley" just for you....so you won't forget.

He had a "Guitar, Will Travel". While "In The Spotlight", Bo became a "Lover", a "Gunslinger", "Road Runner", "Twister", a "Boss Man" and "Bo Diddley Was Loose" as a "Lumberjack" and sang opera. After all, in "Another Dimension", "Big Bad Bo" was "The Originator". In the beginning "Where It All Began", he thought "Ain't It Good To Be Free", 'cause after all "The Mighty Bo Diddley" was just "Bo Diddley". Today we collect "His Best Sides" in Chess boxes and Jewel boxes and such. Yeah! Yeah! We're "Crackin' Up". So "Go Bo Diddley", "Love Is Strange".

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS from my rhythm section (The Family Jewel): Wally Malone - bass, Rich Alves - drums, Pam Arthur - keyboards, my BC Horns: "Lord" John Halbleib - 1st trumpet, Dave "Sir Duke" Wells - sax, Bill Murphy - sax, my sisters Patrina and Patricia, and my four nieces, and Benny Mendez - security and support crew, plus all fans and everybody here in San Jose, San Francisco and Monterey.

SPECIAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1998 from a lady who is hot (no flashes), just plain Hot! From the only one who still knows the original way, every finger popping bop, scratch and pluck, one or two handed wrist-muted action, glide and multiple tunings you taught me, and every move you make, even today. WE LOVE YOU, BO!"
LADY BO, your protegee - singer - lead guitarist - synthesist - arranger

{Lady Bo onstage

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