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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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Agent Bert Macklin added this to a list 1 month ago
Gone, but not forgotten (424 person items)
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500 Greatest Album Sleeves! (307 person items)

"Bo Diddley Have Guitar, Will Travel "


Happy Vader added this to a list 4 years ago
500 Greatest Songs of all time - Updated! (262 person items)

"27 Bo Diddley 88 Who Do You Love?"


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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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""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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