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"The Story Of BO DIDDLEY...":

history 1928-1955
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70th birthday tributes page 1 / 2 / 3
hot news
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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


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BO DIDDLEY - The Originator

A Celebration of his unique contribution to Popular Music.

"Let The Kids Dance...!"


"If you've turned on a radio over the last 50 years, you know BO DIDDLEY..." Orlando Sentinel, June 2008

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Coming soon, to a radio near you...

  • BO DIDDLEY: Bo Diddley, I'm A Man, You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care), Diddley Daddy, Pretty Thing, Bring It To Jerome, Diddy Wah Diddy, I'm Looking For A Woman, Who Do You Love, Hey Bo Diddley, Mona (I Need You Baby), Before You Accuse Me, Dearest Darling, Bo Meets The Monster, I'm Sorry, Crackin' Up, Say Man, Say Man Back Again, Road Runner, The Story of Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley's A Gunslinger, Pills, You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover, I Can Tell, Ooh Baby
  • 13th Floor Elevators: Before You Accuse Me
  • Aerosmith: Road Runner
  • Allman Brothers Band: You Don't Love Me, No One To Run With
  • Animals: Story Of Bo Diddley
  • Arno & Beverly Jo Scott: Jean Baltazaarrr
  • Arrows: Toughen Up
  • Aztec Camera: Good Morning Britain
  • Beady Eye: Shine A Light
  • Beastie Boys: Girls
  • Pat Benatar: Love Is A Battlefield
  • Beyonce: End Of Time
  • Bill Black's Combo: Bo Diddley, Hey Bo Diddley
  • Black Eyed Peas: Electric City
  • Black Strobe: I'm A Man
  • Blues Band: Diddy Wah Diddy
  • Blues Rockers: Calling All Cows
  • B.o.B. ft. Andre 3000: Play The Guitar
  • Pat Boone: Our Day Will Come
  • David Bowie: Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed, The Jean Genie, Panic In Detroit
  • Bow Wow Wow: I Want Candy
  • Billy Bragg: This Guitar Says Sorry
  • VV Brown: Shark In The Water
  • Zac Brown Band: Loving You Easy
  • Donald Byrd: Mustang
  • Byrds: Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe
  • Melanie C: I Want Candy
  • Caesar & Cleo: Love Is Strange
  • Canned Heat: Pretty Thing
  • Freddy Cannon: Buzz Buzz A Diddle It
  • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Diddy Wah Diddy
  • Aaron Carter: I Want Candy
  • Chiffons: ABC-123
  • Eric Clapton: Before You Accuse Me, Crazy Country Hop, Willie & The Hand Jive
  • Dee Clark: Hey Little Girl
  • Clash: Hateful, Rudie Can't Fail
  • Climax Chicago/Climax Blues Band: Shake Your Love
  • Ornette Coleman: Voice Poetry
  • Elvis Costello: Lover's Walk
  • Cramps: Call Of The Wighat
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: Before You Accuse Me
  • Crickets: Bo Diddley, Not Fade Away
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed: Who Do You Love
  • Cure: Close To Me
  • Dick Dale & His Deltones: Surfing Drums, Tribal Thunder
  • De La Soul: Buddy
  • Def Jef: Just A Poet (It Feels Mighty Fine)
  • Depeche Mode: Hole To Feed
  • Dion: Who Do You Love
  • Thomas Dolby: Europa And The Pirate Twins, Eastern Bloc
  • Lonnie Donegan: Love Is Strange
  • Donovan: Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)
  • Doors: Who Do You Love
  • Jacques Dutronc: La Fille Du Pere Noel
  • Bob Dylan: Early Roman Kings
  • Duane Eddy & The Rebels: Cannonball
  • Electric Prunes: Get Me To The World On Time
  • Eno: Blank Frank
  • Everly Brothers: Bye-Bye Love, Love Is Strange
  • Everything But The Girl: Love Is Strange
  • Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders: Game Of Love, Road Runner
  • Fool: Rainbow Man
  • Ace Frehley: New York Groove
  • Gants: Road Runner
  • Marvin Gaye: Baby, Don't You Do It
  • Gazza & Lindisfarne: Fog On The Tyne (Revisited)
  • Generation X: King Rocker
  • Steve Gibbons Band: No Spitting On The Bus
  • Gorillaz: New Genious (Brother)
  • G'Race: Manhattan
  • Guess Who: American Woman
  • Guitar Shorty: Let My Guitar Do The Talking
  • Guns 'N Roses: Mr. Brownstone
  • Johnny Hallyday: Love Is Strange
  • Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks: Bo Diddley, Hey Bo Diddley, Who Do You Love
  • Hello: New York Groove
  • Hollis Brown ft. Bo Diddley: Rain Dance
  • Buddy Holly: Bo Diddley, Dearest, Love Is Strange
  • Hot Chelle Rae: Hung Up
  • Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny: Atlas
  • Iguanas: Mona (I Need You Baby)
  • INXS: Suicide Blonde
  • Chris Isaak: Diddley Daddy
  • Jefferson Airplane: She Has Funny Cars
  • Amanda Jenssen: Dry My Soul
  • Jesus & The Mary Chain: Bo Diddley Is Jesus, Who Do You Love
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Be Straight
  • Alexa Ray Joel: Notice Me
  • Juicy Lucy: Who Do You Love
  • Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu: Rockman Rock, Parts 2 & 3
  • Ben E. King: Let The Water Run Down
  • Kinks: Cadillac
  • Curtis Knight & The Squires: Strange Things
  • Kolettes: Who's That Guy
  • Kool & The Gang: Kool's Back Again
  • Kwame & A New Beginning: Dontmatta
  • La Belle Epoque: Miss Broadway
  • Linda Lewis: It's In His Kiss
  • Liverbirds: Diddley Daddy
  • Nick Lowe: I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
  • Manfred Mann: Bring It To Jerome
  • Matchbox: Buzz Buzz A Diddle It
  • John Mayall: You Don't Love Me
  • Paul McCartney & Wings: Crackin' Up, Love Is Strange
  • Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2: Mona (I Need You Baby)
  • Katharine McPhee: Brand New Key
  • Method Man: I Get My Thang In Action
  • George Michael: Faith
  • Mickey & Sylvia: Dearest, Love Is Strange
  • Miracles: Mickey's Monkey
  • Janelle Monae: Dance Apocalyptic
  • Monkees: Circle Sky
  • Moody Blues: True Story
  • Willy Moon: I Wanna Be Your Man
  • Van Morrison & Linda Gail Lewis: Cadillac
  • Nashville Teens: Mona (I Need You Baby)
  • Matt Nathanson: Faster
  • Art Neville & The Meters: Bo Diddley
  • Newbeats: Hey-O-Daddy-O
  • New York Dolls: Pills
  • Ted Nugent: Bo Diddley, Live It Up
  • Trever Off-Key & Chedda: Lyrics To You Done (Freestyle)
  • Mike Oldfield: Chariots
  • Johnny Otis Show: Crazy Country Hop, Willie & The Hand Jive
  • Paisleys: Diddley
  • Peaches & Herb: Love Is Strange
  • Dawn Penn: You Don't Love Me (No No No)
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: American Girl
  • Pitbull: Back In Time
  • Robert Plant: One Love
  • Brian Poole & The Tremeloes: I Want Candy
  • Elvis Presley: (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
  • Pretenders: Cuban Slide, Break Up The Concrete
  • Pretty Things: Pretty Thing, Road Runner, Rosalyn, She's Fine She's Mine, Vivian Prince
  • PJ Proby: Let The Water Run Down
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service: Mona (I Need You Baby), Who Do You Love
  • Ragga Twins: Mash It Up
  • Florence Rawlings: Jump On The Wagon
  • Susan Raye & Buck Owens: Love Is Strange
  • Mac Rebennack: Storm Warning
  • Remains: Diddy Wah Diddy
  • Diane Renay: Watch Out, Sally!
  • REO Speedwagon: Don't Let Him Go
  • Cliff Richard: Mad About You, The Snake And The Bookworm, Willie & The Hand Jive
  • Rizzle Kicks: Mama Do The Hump
  • Jimmie Rodgers: Bo Diddley
  • Rolling Stones: Crackin' Up, I'm Alright, Mona (I Need You Baby), Not Fade Away, Please Go Home
  • Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse: Valerie
  • Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs: Go-Go Girls
  • Carlos Santana: Who Do You Love
  • Schoolly D: Your Worst Nightmare
  • Scissor Sisters: I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
  • Seasick Steve: Diddley Bo
  • Neil Sedaka: Bad Blood
  • Bob Seger: Bo Diddley, Who Do You Love
  • Shadows: Bo Diddley
  • Shadows of Knight: Oh Yeah
  • Shirley & Company: Shame Shame Shame
  • Silencers: Sacred Child
  • Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood: Love Is Strange
  • Smiths: How Soon Is Now?
  • Smokie: Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll To Me
  • Soho: Hippychick
  • Sounds Incorporated: Keep Moving
  • Bruce Springsteen: Ain't Got You, She's The One
  • Status Quo: That's A Fact
  • Steppenwolf: Magic Carpet Ride
  • Billy Stewart: Fat Boy
  • Stooges: 1969
  • Strangeloves: I Want Candy
  • Stray Cats: Rebels Rule
  • Strypes: You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
  • Supremes: When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
  • Sweet: Blockbuster
  • Ten Years After: I'm Going Home
  • Thin White Rope: Road Runner
  • Rufus Thomas: Jump Back
  • George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Bad To The Bone, Let Me Pass, Ride On Josephine, Who Do You Love
  • Pam Tillis: Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)
  • Tornados: The Ice Cream Man
  • Tractors: Bo Diddley Santa Claus
  • Trashmen: Bird Diddley Beat
  • Troggs: Mona (I Need You Baby)
  • KT Tunstall: Black Horse & The Cherry Tree
  • U2: Desire
  • Phil Upchurch Combo: Bo Diddley
  • Vanity 6: Nasty Girl
  • Bobby Vee & The Crickets: Bo Diddley
  • Gene Vincent: I'm Going Home
  • Gary Walker: You Don't Love Me
  • Muddy Waters: Mannish Boy
  • Westworld: Bubble Bo Diddley, Silvermac
  • Whitehorse: Downtown
  • White Stripes: Screwdriver
  • Who: I'm A Man, Magic Bus
  • Gin Wigmore: Man Like That
  • Woolies: Who Do You Love
  • Robert Wyatt: Heaps Of Sheeps
  • X: The Hungry Wolf
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: Party At The Leper Colony
  • Yardbirds: I'm A Man
  • Will Young: Switch It On
  • Yo Yo: A Few Good Men
  • Warren Zevon: Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley's A Gunslinger
  • Zombies: Road Runner

Thanks to video sharing websites such as YouTube, future generations will still be able to enjoy and marvel at BO DIDDLEY's artistry. The following mesmerizing filmed performances were taped in May 1981 at a show at The Cellar Door nightclub in Washington, DC. All videos produced by fredvs.

Video: BO DIDDLEY performs "Diddley Daddy":

  • "He was the best...!" troumatic3000
  • "This guy was a musical genius. We'll miss him..." alubitsch
  • "Genius..." 11aurita2
  • "I've been around the block and seen some incredible music, both live and here on the Tube. But this is just over the top, fredvs! Blues-rock that makes you wanna smile and laugh and cry all at once. Play on, BO DIDDLEY...!" suziemcalister
  • "Out of this world. Incredible..." 9mej
  • "This is stunning...!" FNREJSBD
  • "WOW. Incredible! Bo will live on in our hearts FOREVER..." jbowman2
  • "This is unbelievable!!!!! Look how far ahead he still is/was!! I've never heard sounds like that out of a guitar...!!" OtherBrotherDarryl
  • "This is a real fine treasure. I love it when they try new things! It takes a rare man to get that adventureous on guitar..." maxxsmith
  • "The King of the Beat..." Nucc3

Video: BO DIDDLEY performs a lengthy piece of guitar improvisation:

  • "Bo was the best...he makes his guitar talk. Thanks Bo..." boomer3676
  • "Fantastic! I never wanted it to end! If Hendrix is credited with being a "guitar innovator," then what is BO DIDDLEY? Hendrix' father...?" 333harvey333
  • "He was and is still to this day truly amazing..." justohnny
  • "Bo sounds great, he is the most awesome legendary guitar player that ever lived..." randomhero510

Video: For the finale, BO DIDDLEY performs an amazing version of his classic "Hey Bo Diddley" on guitar, then the drums and finally demonstrates how to dance the Bo Pop Shake:

  • "Incredible..." jm31563
  • "Just awesome..." wuselknut
  • "Yes indeed, Bo could hypnotize, paralyze, anesthetize or energize. A classically trained violinist, frustrated percussionist, former Golden Gloves boxer known for fancy footwork & a hard one-two who literally wrote the Genesis-Chapter for Rock n' Roll Rhythm Guitar playing. At some point in every show he would demonstrate this versatility as in this excellent raw video, pounding out some heavy kick drum grooves & uninhibited dancing. Ellas McDaniel, one of the few legitimate "Originals" of R&R..." SPAZZOBOXER
  • "For the entire 10 minutes and 7 seconds I was hypnotized! Thanks for posting this awesome video...!" IShipwreck
  • "The best BO DIDDLEY clip. Look at him dance...!" dickiesgirl72
  • "Wow..." lmgnandt

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"Coldplay are influenced by Radiohead, who in turn are influenced by REM, who in turn were influenced by the Velvet Underground, who were influenced by BO DIDDLEY... and after BO DIDDLEY you just can't go further back. It is an exercise in failure to try and find an influence of BO DIDDLEY's, because at the time, (and before his time), there was nothing like him..." Zarik Khan, Consequence of Sound music blog, consequenceofsound.net, June 2008

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Q. "What are you most looking forward to seeing here in America, John?"


(John Lennon, interviewed at The Beatles' first US news conference, February 1964)


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