Vale Bo Diddley

Yet another iconic figure, in the shape of Bo Diddley has passed through the veil to the great gig in the sky. Bo, who was 79 died yesterday of heart failure. He had both a stroke and a heart attack last year and had been in poor health since.

Bo DiddleyBo was *the* founding father of rock ‘n roll yet only two of his own recordings, i.e. ‘Mona’ and ‘Bo Diddley’ really made an impression on the UK markets. In addition however, he co-wrote ‘Not Fade Away’ with Buddy Holly which was a hit for  Buddy, and later for the Rolling Stones.

His influence on people from Chuck Berry through the Beatles to U2 has lasted through the past 50 years and won’t soon be forgotten.


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