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Bo Diddley
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Birth Name: Ellas Otha Bates

Born: 28 December 1928 Died: 2 June 2008

Country of origin: United States


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Listal's favourite Guitarist (79 person items)

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Classic Rock 'N' Roll - 1954 to 1972 (210 person items)

"Bo Diddley Hey! Bo Diddley Crackin' Up Who Do You Love I'm A Man Mona Road Runner"


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If the School Of Rock Was Real... (295 person items)

"Ellas Otha Bates, known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and rock and roll pioneer. Born: December 30, 1928, McComb, USA Died: June 2, 2008, Archer, USA"


13th moody grape added this to a list 1 year, 8 months ago
The 10 most unappreciated Musicians ever. (10 person items)

"When i mention Rock n Roll i expect a few names to be mentioned "Elvis" "Buddy Holly" "Chuck Berry" "Jerry Lee Lewis" but one name that is never mentioned is Bo Diddley, who created the Bo beat the most influencial beat on the guitar and helped influence millions of guitarist. "


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500 Greatest Album Sleeves! (307 person items)

"Bo Diddley Have Guitar, Will Travel "


Happy Vader added this to a list 2 years, 8 months ago
500 Greatest Songs of all time - Updated! (262 person items)

"27 Bo Diddley 88 Who Do You Love?"


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50's Rock 'n' Roll (50 person items)
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Stage Names (25 person items)

"Born: Ellas Otha Bates Bo Diddley might've swiped his lyrical stage name from a variety of sources. A diddley bow is a homemade, one-stringed instrument often used by sharecroppers. Maybe more to the point for this master of the good-natured put-down is the old-timey insult: "That ain't bo diddley." "


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The Immortals (100 person items)

""Bo Diddley's music is enormous. It's deeply moving. It has the sultry, sexual power of Africa. There's all sorts of mystery in that sound. People listen to Bo Diddley recordings and think, "Oh, you can just go bonk-de-bonk-bonk, de-bonk-bonk, and you got a Bo Diddley beat." But it isn't that easy. He played really simple things but with incredible authority. I first heard him on a Rolling Stones album, on their cover of "Mona." It was such a great song; I looked at the credits and it said "Ella"


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