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Gold: Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley

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Founding Father

You can't not give this album 5 stars. He was one of the founding fathers of rock and roll. Whether you like it or not, it's tradition, and you can add on whatever other music you like to your library, but this guy was one of the few that founded Rock and Roll. R.IP Bo

Biography

Born: December 30, 1928 in McComb, MS

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

He only had a few hits in the 1950s and early '60s, but as Bo Diddley sang, "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover." You can't judge an artist by his chart success, either, and Diddley produced greater and more influential music than all but a handful of the best early rockers. The Bo Diddley beat — bomp, ba-bomp-bomp, bomp-bomp — is one of rock & roll's bedrock rhythms, showing up in the work of Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, and even pop-garage knock-offs like the Strangeloves'...
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