Bo Diddley dead at age 79

One of rock and roll’s least publicized pioneers passed away today after complications from a stroke. Diddley had a very distinctive playing style that came to be known as the “Bo Diddley beat.” You can hear his influence in several popular songs over the years from U2’s “Desire” to The Who’s “Magic Bus.” Ck. out a video of one of Bo’s performances from the 1960’s. Oh…and if you’re around my age, or older, you probably will remember the second video, a Nike ad campaign for Bo Jackson.
R.I.P., Bo.

Nike Ad campaign, early 1990’s.

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