Monday, June 02, 2008

Bo Diddley 1929-2008

"Got a new house down by the roadside, cobra snake for for a necktie
brand new chimney up on top made outta human skulls..."

Another one of the Great Ones made the passage today. Ellias McDaniel, AKA Bo Diddley passed away at his home in Florida today.

The cause of death was listed as heart failure, but it's hard to believe. Anyone who saw this guy on stage blowing away audiences even in his 60's and 70's knows that his rockn' roll heart was never an issue. He gigged almost right up until the end,only stopping in August of last year after he suffered a stroke.

Songs like 'I'm A Man', 'Roadrunner', 'Who Do you Love' and 'Mona' were what made him popular, but what really kept him a star for so long was the old spine n' leg mojo energy that he somehow kept going all through his career. Here's a sample:

Rest in peace, Bo.

1 comment:

Jack Steiner said...

Bo was a master. We'll miss him.