"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"
"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. "
"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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""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"