|Birth name||Ellas Otha Bates|
|Also known as||Ellas McDaniel|
|Born||December 30, 1928|
|Origin||McComb, Mississippi, USA|
|Died||June 2, 2008 (aged 79)|
|Genre(s)||Rock and roll, blues, rhythm and blues|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, guitar, violin, synthesizer, electric piano, piano, organ, percussion, drums|
|Years active||1951 – 2008|
|Label(s)||Checker Records, Chess Records, BoKay Productions, RCA Victor, MF Productions, Triple X Records, Atlantic Records|
Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008) was an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Events 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield. 1816 - The Treaty of St Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. McComb is a city in Pike County, Mississippi, United States, about 80 miles south of Jackson, just off of I-55. Events 455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The violin is a bowed String instrument with four strings usually tuned in Perfect fifths It is the smallest and highest-pitched member An electric piano is an electric Musical instrument. The popularity of the electric piano began to grow in the late 1960s, reaching its greatest height during the The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers The organ (from Greek όργανον – organon "organ instrument tool" is a Keyboard instrument of one or more divisions each A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Checker Records was started in 1952 as Chess Records was an American Record label based in Chicago Illinois. RCA Records (originally The Victor Talking Machine Company, then RCA Victor is one of the flagship labels of Sony Music Entertainment. Triple X Records is a Los Angeles based record company They are (or have been the label for bands such as Bo Diddley, The Vandals, Jane's Addiction Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock Events 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield. 1816 - The Treaty of St Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres Often cited as a key figure in the transition from blues to rock and roll, he introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged guitar sound. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός - rhythmos, "any measured flow or movement symmetry" is the variation of the length and accentuation of He was also known for his characteristic rectangular guitar.
Born in McComb, Mississippi, USA as Ellas Otha Bates, he was adopted and raised by his mother's cousin, Gussie McDaniel, whose surname he assumed, becoming Ellas McDaniel. McComb is a city in Pike County, Mississippi, United States, about 80 miles south of Jackson, just off of I-55. Mississippi ( is a state located in the Deep South of the United States Adoption is the act of legally placing a child with a Parent or parents other than those to whom they were born The family moved to Chicago when he was seven. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States.  He took violin lessons as a youth, but was inspired to become a guitarist after seeing John Lee Hooker. The violin is a bowed String instrument with four strings usually tuned in Perfect fifths It is the smallest and highest-pitched member John Lee Hooker ( August 22, 1917 &ndash June 21, 2001) was an influential American Post-war Blues singer
He worked as a carpenter and mechanic, but also began a musical career playing on street corners with friends, including Jerome Green (c. Busking is the practice of performing in Public places for Tips and Gratuities. 1934–1973), as a band called the Hipsters (later the Langley Avenue Jive Cats). During the summer of 1943–44, he played for tips at the Maxwell Street market in a band with Earl Hooker. 
In 1951, he landed a regular spot at the 708 Club on Chicago's South Side, with a repertoire influenced by Louis Jordan, John Lee Hooker, and Muddy Waters. Louis Jordan ( July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American Jazz, Blues and Rhythm & blues For the album by Redman, see Muddy Waters (album. For the college football coach see Muddy Waters (football coach. He adopted the stage name, Bo Diddley, which is probably a southern black slang phrase meaning "nothing at all", as in "he ain't bo diddley". A stage name, also called a screen name, is a Pseudonym used by Performers and Entertainers such as The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive Slang is the use of highly informal Words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker's Dialect or Language. Another source says it was his nickname as a teenage Golden Gloves boxer. For the honor in Major League Baseball, see Gold Glove. The Golden Gloves is the name given to annual competitions for Amateur Boxing (sometimes also known as English boxing or pugilism) is a Combat sport in which two participants generally of similar weight, The nickname is also linked to the diddley bow, a one-stringed instrument that was used in the south by black musicians working in the fields. The diddley bow is an American String instrument of African origin
In late 1954, he teamed up with harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold, drummer Clifton James and bass player Roosevelt Jackson, and recorded demos of "I'm A Man" and "Bo Diddley". A harmonica is a free reed Wind instrument which is played by blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes (reed chambers or Billy Boy Arnold (born William Arnold 16 September 1935, Chicago, Illinois) is a leading American Blues Harmonica A drummer is a Musician who plays a Drum or drums particularly a Drum kit ("drum set" or "trap set" Marching percussion A bass player (bassist is a Musician who plays a Double bass, Bass guitar, keyboard bass or wind A demo version or demo of a song (shortened from the word "demonstration" is one recorded for reference rather than for release " I'm a Man " is a popular American song written and released by Bo Diddley in March 1955 on Checker Records as B-side to his hit " Bo " Bo Diddley " is a Rhythm and blues song first recorded and sung by Bo Diddley at the Universal Recording Studio in Chicago and released They re-recorded the songs at Chess Studios with a backing ensemble comprising Otis Spann (piano), Lester Davenport (harmonica), Frank Kirkland (drums) and Jerome Green (maracas). Chess Records was an American Record label based in Chicago Illinois. A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Otis Spann ( March 21 1930 – April 24 1970) was an American Blues Musician. The record was released in March 1955, and the A-side, "Bo Diddley", became a #1 R&B hit. Events January 1 - RCA victor announces a marketing plan called "Operation TNT A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s A hit single is a recorded track or single that has become very popular
Bo Diddley was well known for the "Bo Diddley beat," a rumba-like beat (see clave), similar to "hambone", a style used by street performers who play out the beat by slapping and patting their arms, legs, chest, and cheeks while chanting rhymes. Rumba is a dance organically related to the Rumba genre of Afro-Cuban music. Clave is a Rhythmic pattern used as a tool for temporal organization in Afro-Cuban music, such as salsa. The Juba dance or hambone, originally known as Pattin' Juba ( Giouba, Haiti Djouba) is a style of Dance that involves stomping as Busking is the practice of performing in Public places for Tips and Gratuities. Chant (from Old French chanter) is the Rhythmic speaking or Singing of Words or Sounds often primarily on one or two This article is about the poetic technique For the form of ice see Rime ice. Somewhat resembling "shave and a haircut" beat, Diddley came across it while trying to play Gene Autry's "(I've Got Spurs That) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle". Shave and a Haircut, and the associated response "two bits ", is a simple (7 or 8 note musical Couplet sometimes used at the end of a musical Orvon Gene Autry ( September 29 1907 &ndash October 2 1998) was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy  Three years before Bo's "Bo Diddley", a song that closely resembles it, "Hambone", was cut by Red Saunders' Orchestra with The Hambone Kids. Theodore "Red" Saunders (March 2 1912 Memphis Tennessee - March 5 1981 Chicago) was an American Jazz drummer
In its simplest form, the Bo Diddley beat can be counted out as a two-bar phrase:
His songs (for example, "Hey Bo Diddley" and "Who Do You Love?") often have no chord changes; that is, the musicians play the same chord throughout the piece, so that the rhythms create the excitement, rather than having the excitement generated by harmonic tension and release. Hey Bo Diddley is Bo Diddley 's 7th single The B-side "Mona" was covered by The Rolling Stones. " Who Do You Love? " is a song written by Bo Diddley, (real name Ellas McDaniel) in 1956 This article describes musical chords in traditional Western styles Tension and Release is an often used term for analyzing music to describe how music keeps the interest of a listener In his own recordings, Bo Diddley used a variety of rhythms, from straight back beat to pop ballad style, frequently with maracas by Jerome Green. In Music, back beat (also backbeat) is a term applied both to a specific style of Rhythmic Accentuation with accent on even Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more A ballad is a Poem usually set to Music; thus it often is a story told in a Song.
Also an influential guitar player, he developed many special effects and other innovations in tone and attack. Prague (ˈprɑːg Praha (ˈpraɦa see also other names) is the Capital and Largest city of the Czech Republic. Bo Diddley's trademark instrument was the rectangular-bodied Gretsch, nicknamed "The Twang Machine. A trademark or trade mark, represented by the symbols ™ and ®, or mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual Gretsch is a US Musical instrument manufacturer currently being distributed by Guitar company Fender and Drum craft company A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. " Although he had other similar-shaped guitars custom-made for him by other manufacturers, he fashioned this guitar himself around 1958 and wielded it in thousands of concerts over the years. In a 2005 interview on JJJ radio in Australia, Bo implied that the design sprang from an embarrassing moment. Triple J is a nationally-networked government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation) mainly aimed For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. In an early gig, while jumping around on stage with a Gibson L5 guitar, he landed awkwardly hurting his groin. Gig is a term commonly used by bands with reference to their live shows generally the bands play through a speaker system more recently however there has been the worlds first Silent The Gibson L-5 Guitar was first produced in 1922 by Gibson Guitar Corporation, then of Kalamazoo Michigan, U   He then went about designing a smaller, less restrictive guitar that allowed him to keep jumping around on stage while still playing his guitar. He also played the violin, which is featured on his mournful instrumental "The Clock Strikes Twelve", a 12-bar blues. The violin is a bowed String instrument with four strings usually tuned in Perfect fifths It is the smallest and highest-pitched member Instrumental rock is a type of Rock music which emphasizes Musical instruments, and which features no or very little Singing. 
He often created lyrics as witty and humorous adaptations of folk music themes. Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous The song "Bo Diddley" was based on the lullaby "Hush Little Baby. A lullaby is a soothing Song, usually sung to Children before they go to sleep A lullaby is a soothing Song, usually sung to Children before they go to sleep " Likewise, "Hey Bo Diddley" is based on the folk song "Old MacDonald". "Old McDonald Had a Farm" is a children's song about a Farmer named McDonald (or MacDonald and the various Animals he keeps on his Farm The rap-style boasting of "Who Do You Love", a wordplay on hoodoo, used many striking lyrics from the African-American tradition of toasts and boasts. The roots of hip hop can be found in 1970s block parties in New York City, specifically The Bronx. Word play is a Literary technique in which the nature of the words that are used become the main subject of the work Hoodoo is a form of predominantly African-American traditional folk magic. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Toasting, Chatting, or Deejaying is the act of talking or Chanting over a Rhythm or beat. His "Say Man" and "Say Man, Back Again" both share a strong connection to the insult game known as the dozens. An insult (also called putdown) is an expression statement or behavior that is considered degrading A game is a structured activity, usually undertaken for Enjoyment and sometimes also used as an Educational tool "The Dozens", also known as "Yo Momma Fights" is an element of the African American oral tradition in which two competitors usually males For example: "You got the nerve to call somebody ugly, why you so ugly the stork that brought you into the world ought to be arrested". 
On November 20, 1955, he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, a popular television variety show, where he infuriated the host. Events 284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor. 762 - Bögü Khan of the Uyghurs, Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television Variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic A variety show or variety entertainment is an entertainment made up of a variety of acts especially Musical performances and Comedy Skits and Edward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan ( September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American Entertainment Writer "I did two songs and he got mad," Bo Diddley later recalled. "Ed Sullivan said that I was one of the first colored boys to ever double-cross him. Said that I wouldn't last six months". The show had requested that he sing Tennessee Ernie Ford's hit "Sixteen Tons", but, when he appeared on stage, he sang "Bo Diddley" instead. Ernest Jennings Ford ( February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991) better known by the Stage name Tennessee Ernie Ford, was " Sixteen Tons " is a song about the misery of Coal mining, first recorded in 1946 by U This substitution resulted in his being banned from further appearances.
He continued to have hits through the late 1950s and the 1960s, including "Pretty Thing" (1956), "Say Man" (1959), and "You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover" (1962). He released a string of albums whose titles — including Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger and Have Guitar, Will Travel — bolstered his self-invented legend. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public A legend ( Latin, legenda, "things to be read" is a Narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to Between 1958 and 1963, Checker Records released 11 full-length albums by Bo Diddley. Checker Records was started in 1952 as Although he broke through as a crossover artist with white audiences (appearing on the Alan Freed concerts, for example), he rarely tailored his compositions to teenage concerns. Alan Freed (December 15 1921 &ndash January 20 1965 also known as Moondog, was an American Disc-jockey who became
In 1963, he starred in a UK concert tour with the Everly Brothers and Little Richard. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. The Everly Brothers ( Don Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1 1937 Brownie Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Rev Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5 1932 better known by the Stage name Little Richard, is an American Singer, Songwriter The Rolling Stones, still unknown at that time, appeared much lower on the same bill. Over the decades, his performances have ranged from sweaty Chicago clubs to rock and roll oldies tours. Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a Radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 1950s 1960s and 1970s (about 1955-1977 He appeared as an opening act for The Clash in 1979 and as a guest of the Rolling Stones. The term opening act (in British English supporting act) usually refers to any Entertainer who performs at a concert before the featured (or Headline) For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were On March 25, 1972, he played with The Grateful Dead at the Academy of Music in New York City. Events 1199 - Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Academy of Music was a Theater and Opera house located at East 14th Street and Irving Place in Manhattan, New York City The City of New York The Dead released this concert as volume 30 Dick's Picks of their live album series. This is an annotated listing of the recordings of the American rock band Grateful Dead. A live album &ndash commonly contrasted with a Studio album &ndash is a recording consisting of material (usually music recorded during stage performances
In addition to the many songs identified with him, he wrote the pioneering pop song "Love Is Strange" for Mickey & Sylvia under a pseudonym. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure " Love Is Strange " was a 1957 Top 40 hit for Mickey & Sylvia, originally released on Groove Records a division of RCA Mickey & Sylvia was an R&B duo composed of Mickey "Guitar" Baker and Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson. A pseudonym is a fictitious alternative to a person's legal name (see Alias) 
Bo Diddley has included women in his band, being one the first American male musicians to do so. This includes Peggy Jones (aka Lady Bo, born 1940), Norma-Jean Wofford (aka The Duchess, c. 1942–2005), and Cornelia Redmond (aka Cookie). He also set up one of the first home recording studios. Home recording means recording at home rather than in a professional studio A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. Ideally the space is specially designed by an acoustician to achieve the desired acoustic properties (sound 
In the early 1970s, the soundtrack for the ground-breaking animated film "Fritz The Cat" contained his song "Bo Diddley", in which a crow idly finger-pops along to the track. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The bouncing ball animation (below consists of these 6 frames Fritz the Cat is a 1972 Animated film written and directed by Ralph Bakshi as his feature film debut The true crows are large Passerine Birds that comprise the Genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Fingerstyle guitar is the technique of playing the Guitar by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips fingernails or picks attached to fingers as opposed to
In recent years, Bo Diddley achieved numerous accolades in recognition of his significant role as one of the founding fathers of rock and roll. In 1986, he was inducted into the Washington Area Music Association's Hall of Fame. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The following year saw his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States His pioneering contribution to rockabilly has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of Rock and roll music and emerged in the early 1950s The Rockabilly Hall of Fame was established on March 21, 1997 to present early Rock and roll history and information relative to the artists and personalities In 1996, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. The Rhythm and Blues Foundation is an independent American Nonprofit organization dedicated to the historical and cultural preservation of Rhythm and blues The following year saw his 1955 recording of his song "Bo Diddley" inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as a recording of lasting qualitative or historical significance. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to "performers who during their lifetimes have made creative contributions of outstanding
His pawnbroker's offering Louis Winthorpe III fifty bucks created one of more quoted scene's in 1983's Trading Places. Trading Places is an Academy Award -nominated 1983 Comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. In the late 1980s, he teamed with Bo Jackson in the Nike infamous Bo Knows commercials. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962 in Bessemer Alabama) is an American athlete and a former multi- Nike Inc ('naɪki ( is a major publicly traded sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. "Bo Knows" was an Advertising campaign for Nike Cross-training shoes that ran in 1989 and 1990 and featured professional Baseball and Saying his one line "Bo you don't know Diddley!"
The start of the new millennium saw Bo Diddley inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame and into the North Florida Music Association's Hall of Fame. He received a Pioneer in Entertainment Award in 2002 from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, and a Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Icon Award. Broadcast Music Incorporated ( BMI) is a US Performing rights organization.
In 2003, U. S. Representative John Conyers paid tribute to Bo Diddley in the United States House of Representatives describing him as "one of the true pioneers of rock and roll, who has influenced generations". John Conyers Jr (born May 16, 1929) is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Michigan's 14th congressional district The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. 
In 2004, Mickey and Sylvia's 1956 recording of his song, "Love Is Strange," was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as a recording of qualitative or historical significance, and he was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame. Mickey Baker, also known as Mickey "Guitar" Baker (born MacHouston Baker, October 15 1925, Louisville, Kentucky Sylvia Robinson (born Sylvia Vanderpool, 6 March 1936, New York) is a Singer, Musician and producer, and " Love Is Strange " was a 1957 Top 40 hit for Mickey & Sylvia, originally released on Groove Records a division of RCA The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have "qualitative The Blues Foundation is an American nonprofit corporation headquartered in Memphis Tennessee, that is affiliated with more than 135 Blues organizations In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him #20 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published .
In 2005, Bo Diddley celebrated his 50th anniversary in music with successful tours of Australia and Europe, and with coast-to-coast shows across North America. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. He performed his song "Bo Diddley" with Eric Clapton and Robbie Robertson at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 20th annual induction ceremony and in the UK, Uncut magazine included his 1958 debut album "Bo Diddley" in its listing of the '100 Music, Movie & TV Moments That Have Changed The World'. Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer Robbie Robertson (born Jaime Robert Klegerman, 5 July 1943 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Songwriter, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States Uncut magazine trademarked as UNCUT, is a popular monthly publication based in London. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public
In 2006, Bo Diddley participated as the headliner of a grass-roots organized fundraiser concert, to benefit the town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, which had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. For other meanings see Grass roots (disambiguation. A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a Political movement A fundraiser is an Event or campaign whose primary purpose is to raise money for a cause Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi ( USA) about east of Biloxi. Mississippi ( is a state located in the Deep South of the United States Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States The "Florida Keys for Katrina Relief" had originally been set for October 23, 2005, when Hurricane Wilma barreled through the Florida Keys on October 24 causing flooding and economic mayhem. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Hurricane Wilma was the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. The Florida Keys are an Archipelago of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. Events 69 - Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus the commander of the Danube armies loyal to Vespasian, defeat In January 2006, the Florida Keys had recovered enough to host the fundraising concert to benefit the more hard-hit community of Ocean Springs. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Florida Keys are an Archipelago of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. When asked about the fundraiser Bo Diddley stated, "This is the United States of America. We believe in helping one another. ". In an interview with Holger Petersen, on Saturday Night Blues on CBC Radio in the fall of 2006  Bo Diddley commented about the racism that existed in the music industry establishment during the early part of his career that saw him deprived of his royalty revenue from the most successful part of his career. Saturday Night Blues is a Canadian radio program which airs Saturday nights on CBC Radio One. CBC Radio is the Radio division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
He spent many years in New Mexico, not only as a musician, but also for 2 1/2 years as a law officer. New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. A year (from Old English gēr) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the Orbit of the Earth around the Sun He lived in Los Lunas from 1971 to 1978 while continuing his musical career. Los Lunas is a village in Valencia County, New Mexico, in the United States. Bo Diddley served for two and a half years as Deputy Sheriff in the Valencia County Citizens' Patrol; during that time he personally purchased and donated three highway patrol pursuit cars. Valencia County is a County located in the US state of New Mexico. A highway patrol is either a Police agency created primarily for the purpose of overseeing and enforcing Traffic safety Compliance on roads and highways 
For the remainder of his life he resided in Archer, Florida, a small farming town near Gainesville, Florida, where he attended a born again Christian church with some of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Archer is a city in Alachua County, Florida, United States. According to the U Gainesville is the largest City in and County seat of Alachua County, Florida, United States. He continued to tour around the world. As of the last two years of his life, he had intended to record some faith-based songs, at least some of which would be utilizing his own original music.
Bo Diddley performed a number of shows around the country in 2005 and 2006 with the Johnnie Johnson Band, featuring Johnson on keyboards, Richard Hunt on drums and Gus Thornton on bass. Johnnie Johnson ( July 8 1924 &ndash April 13 2005) was a Piano player and Blues Musician.
May 13, 2007 Bo Diddley was admitted to intensive care in Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, following a stroke after a concert at Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 12. Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Intensive Care Medicine or critical care medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with the provision of Life support or organ support systems in patients A stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain Council Bluffs is a city in and the County seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States and is on the east bank of the Missouri River Events 1191 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre.  Starting his Saturday, May 12, 2007 show, he complained that he didn't feel well. Events 1191 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He referred to smoke from the wildfires that were ravaging the area surrounding his Florida home and seemed lethargic and slightly dazed. Later he warmed to the encouragement of the audience and delivered a surprisingly energetic performance for a man of his age. Later that evening, after the concert, he suffered a stroke. The next day, as Bo Diddley was being taken to the airport, it was apparent that he required hospitalization and he was taken by ambulance to Creighton University Medical Center.  He had a history of hypertension and diabetes, and the stroke affected the left side of his brain, causing receptive and expressive dysphasia. Hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure, HTN or HPN, is a medical condition in which the Blood pressure is chronically elevated Diabetes mellitus (ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz or /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtəs/ /məˈlaɪtəs/ or /ˈmɛlətəs/ often referred to simply as diabetes ( Ancient Greek: grc Dysphasia should not be confused with the similarly pronounced Dysphagia, which is a difficulty swallowing  The stroke was followed by a heart attack, suffered in Gainesville Florida, August 28, 2007. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
While recovering from the stroke and heart attack, Diddley came back to his home town of McComb in early November 2007 for the unveiling of a plaque devoted to him on the National Blues Trail stating that he was "acclaimed as a founder of rock and roll. McComb is a city in Pike County, Mississippi, United States, about 80 miles south of Jackson, just off of I-55. " He was not supposed to perform, but as he listened to the music of local musician Jesse Robinson who sang a song written for this occasion, Robinson sensed that he wanted to perform and handed him a microphone. That was the first and last time that Bo Diddley performed publicly since his stroke. 
Bo Diddley died on June 2, 2008 at the age of 79 of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida. Events 455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Heart failure is a Cardiac condition that occurs when a problem with the structure or function of the Heart impairs its ability to supply Archer is a city in Alachua County, Florida, United States. According to the U  Garry Mitchell, a grandson of Diddley and one of more than 35 family members at the musician's home when he died at about 1:45 a. m. EDT (05:45 GMT), said his death was not unexpected. "There was a gospel song that was sung and he said 'wow' with a thumbs up," Mitchell told Reuters, when asked to describe the scene at Diddley's deathbed. "The song was 'Walk Around Heaven' and in his last words he said that he was going to heaven. "
At the time of his death, Diddley's survivors included his 4 children, Evelyn Kelly, Ellas A. McDaniel, Tammi D. McDaniel, and Terri Lynn McDaniel; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother. 
His funeral, taking place on 7 June 2008 in Gainesville, Florida, kept in tune with the vibrant spirit of Bo Diddley's career. Events 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The many in attendance chanted "Hey Bo Diddley" shortly after family members passed by his coffin as a gospel band played Bo Diddley's music. At the service, they presented a floral tribute in form of his trademark square guitar. After the funeral service, several performers played, including his touring band and Eric Burdon, A number of music notables sent flowers, including: George Thorogood, Tom Petty, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne) is the former lead singer of The Animals and War George Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is a Blues-rock performer from Wilmington Delaware. Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20 1950 is an American singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American Rock and roll and Country music Singer, Songwriter  
The Bo Diddley beat has been used by many other artists, including Elvis Presley ("His Latest Flame"); Bruce Springsteen ("She's The One"); U2 ("Desire"); The Smiths ("How Soon Is Now?"); Roxette ("Harleys And Indians (Riders In The Sky)"); Dee Clark, a former member of the Hambone Kids (see above) ("Hey Little Girl"); Johnny Otis ("Willie and the Hand Jive"); George Michael ("Faith"); Normaal ("Kearl van stoahl"); Elton John ("Billy Bones And The White Bird"); The Strangeloves ("I Want Candy"); Ace Frehley ("New York Groove"); KT Tunstall ("Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"); Primal Scream ("Movin' on up"); David Bowie ("Panic in Detroit"); The Pretenders ("Cuban Slide"); The Police ("Deathwish"); Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders ("The Game of Love"); The Supremes ("When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes"); Jefferson Airplane ("She Has Funny Cars"); The White Stripes ("Screwdriver"); The Byrds ("Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe"); Tiny Letters ("Song For Jerome Green") and The Stooges ("1969"). " Desire " is the lead single from U2 's 1988 album Rattle and Hum. The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982 " How Soon Is Now? " is a 1984 song written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr and first released by their band The Smiths. Roxette is a Swedish pop duo consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. Dee Clark ( 7 November 1938 —- 7 December 1990) was an African-American soul Singer best known for a string Johnny Otis (born John Alexander Veliotes on December 29, 1921 in Vallejo California) is an American Blues Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου (born 25 June 1963 best known as George Michael, is a two-time Grammy Award winning " Faith " is a number-one song written and performed by George Michael and released on Columbia Records from his album of the same title Normaal is a rock band from the Netherlands, more specifically from the Achterhoek, a region of the country from which they derive their image on singing in the local Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer Rock of the Westies is the tenth Studio album by British Singer/songwriter Elton John, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music The Strangeloves was the creation of an American songwriting / production team in the 1960s who were from New York but pretended to be from This is about the original song For the 2007 film see I Want Candy (film " I Want Candy " is a song written and originally recorded Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (born April 27 1951 is an American Guitarist best known as an original member and lead guitarist for the rock "New York Groove" is a song written by Russ Ballard. Hello Its first version had been a 1975 hit in the UK and Germany for UK Kate Victoria "KT" Tunstall (born 23 June 1975 is a Scottish Singer-songwriter. " Black Horse and the Cherry Tree " is a song by Scottish Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and is featured on her Debut album, Primal Scream are a Brit-nominated Scottish Alternative rock group formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie ( vocals David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. The Pretenders are a British rock band The original band consisted of group founder and main Songwriter Chrissie Hynde ( lead vocals The Police were a three-piece rock band consisting of Sting ( vocals, Bass guitar) Andy Summers ( Guitar, This page is about the musician for the Pennsylvania politician, see Wayne Fontana (Pennsylvania politician. The Mindbenders (originally the backing group for Wayne Fontana) was a 1960s Beat group from Manchester, England. The Game of Love is the first international album of the Greek singer Helena Paparizou. The Supremes were an American female singing group that first formed as a quartet called The Primettes Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the Psychedelic rock movement " She Has Funny Cars " is a rock song by 1960s written by Marty Balin and Jorma Kaukonen from the band Jefferson Airplane. The White Stripes is an American Garage rock band, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964 The Stooges are an American rock band that was active from 1967 to 1974 then reformed in 2003 The early Rolling Stones sound was strongly associated with their versions of "Not Fade Away" and "I Need You Baby (Mona)". " Not Fade Away " is a song written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty and performed by Holly the song's rhythm pattern is one of the classic examples of The Who's "Magic Bus" also is based upon the distinctive "Bo Diddley Beat". Warren Zevon sang "Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger. "
Diddley's own songs have been frequently covered. In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released The Clash recorded "Mona" during the London Calling sessions. London Calling is the third album by English Punk rock band The Clash, released 14 December 1979 on CBS Records in the UK and in January 1980 "The Story of Bo Diddley" was recorded by both The Animals and Bob Seger, the former including an Eric Burdon rap about meeting Bo, Jerome and the Duchess, and their reactions to the Animals using their material. The Animals were an English music group of the 1960s known in the United States as part of the British Invasion. Robert Clark "Bob" Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American Rock and roll Singer-songwriter and Musician. Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne) is the former lead singer of The Animals and War The Who, The Remains and The Yardbirds covered "I'm a Man", and The Woolies, George Thorogood, Ronnie Hawkins and Juicy Lucy had hits with "Who Do You Love", which was also covered by Quicksilver Messenger Service, who also covered "Mona", Patti Smith and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and was a concert favorite of The Doors. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend The Remains were a mid-1960s rock group from Boston Massachusetts, led by Barry Tashian The Yardbirds are an English rock band noted for starting the careers of three of rock's most famous Guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck " I'm a Man " is a popular American song written and released by Bo Diddley in March 1955 on Checker Records as B-side to his hit " Bo George Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is a Blues-rock performer from Wilmington Delaware. Juicy Lucy was a Blues - rock band formed in 1969. AFter the demise of Garage band The Misunderstood, Vocalist Ray Owen Quicksilver Messenger Service is an American Psychedelic rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco and considered as a part of the city's Patricia Lee Smith ( born December 30 1946 is an American Singer-songwriter and poet The Jesus and Mary Chain are an Alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride, Scotland in 1984 This article is about the band For their self-titled debut album see The Doors (album; for the Oliver Stone film see The Doors (film; for Doors in computing Chris Isaak covered "Diddley Daddy" on his third album, Heart Shaped World. Christopher Joseph Isaak (born June 26, 1956) is an American rock Musician and occasional Actor. Heart Shaped World is the breakthrough album by Chris Isaak released in 1989 featuring the Top 10 hit " Wicked Game " Diddley's "Road Runner" was the opening track on The Pretty Things' eponymous first album in 1965, and was also frequently covered in concert by bands including Humble Pie and The Who, and on Aerosmith's album Honkin' on Bobo. " Road Runner " is a song by Bo Diddley. It charted at #75 The Pretty Things are a Rock and roll band from London. They pioneered a raw approach to Rhythm and blues that influenced a number of key Aerosmith is an American Hard rock band sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston " and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" Honkin' on Bobo is the fourteenth studio Album by American Hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music Guru Guru - a Krautrock band - performed "Bo Diddley" on their live album Essen 1970, though the track cuts off rather abruptly at the twelve-minute mark. Guru Guru is a German Krautrock band formed in 1968 as The Guru Guru Groove by Mani Neumeier (drums and Uli Trepte (bass Krautrock is a generic name for the Experimental music scene that appeared in Germany in the late 1960s and gained popularity throughout the 1970s especially in Britain Both Eric Clapton and Creedence Clearwater Revival covered "Before You Accuse Me". Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer Creedence Clearwater Revival (often abbreviated CCR) was an American Rock and roll band who gained popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s with Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker counts Diddley as one of her chief influences and covered "Bo Diddley" on her solo album, Life in Exile After Abdication. This article is about the band For their self-titled album see The Velvet Underground (album; for the book see The Velvet Underground (book Maureen Ann "Moe" Tucker (born August 26, 1944, in Levittown New York) is a musician best known for having been the Drummer for the In Popular music, a solo album is an Album made by a current or former member of a band. Life in Exile after Abdication is the second album by Maureen Tucker, released in 1989 Tom Petty has played "I Need You Baby (Mona)" in concert, and performed it with Diddley himself in 1999. Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20 1950 is an American singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist  A short version of "Who Do You Love" appears as a bonus track on the CD reissue of the Grateful Dead's album Europe '72. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Europe '72 is a 1972 live Triple album of performances by the Grateful Dead, recorded during their tour of Western Europe in
In 1963, Buddy Holly's version of "Bo Diddley" provided Holly with a top-ten posthumous hit in the UK, peaking at No. 7 in the summer of that year. The B-side of Holly's 1958 hit, "Oh Boy", namely "Not Fade Away" (written in part by Holly under the pseudonym Charles Hardin [he was christened Charles Hardin Holley]) also featured the classic Bo Diddley beat and inspired The Rolling Stones 1964 version, which was their third UK release (peaking at No. A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley (September 7 1936 – February 3 1959 was an American Singer-songwriter and a pioneer of Rock and roll. 3 in the UK early in 1964) and their first release in the United States. The Rolling Stones also recorded a cover of "Mona (I need you)" in their first album.
Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy" (originally "Manish Boy") was an adaptation of Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man" and also an answer song, the title being Muddy Waters' take on his younger rival. For the album by Redman, see Muddy Waters (album. For the college football coach see Muddy Waters (football coach. An answer song (or answer record) is as the name suggests a song (usually a recorded track) made in answer to a previous song normally by another artist Tiny Letters recorded a song called "song to Jerome Green," about Bo's maraca player. "Say Man" was Bo Diddley's only Top 40 hit. The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. David Lindley recorded a tribute song entitled "Pay Bo Diddley". David Lindley (born 1944 in San Marino California) is an American Guitarist and Multi-instrumentalist (his instruments include a variety The Jesus and Mary Chain covered "Who Do You Love" on their 12" "April Skies" in 1987 and in the same year recorded a tribute song "Bo Diddley is Jesus" on a 2x7". The Jesus and Mary Chain are an Alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride, Scotland in 1984 Elliott Murphy used both his name and beat in his song "Bilbao Bo Diddley". Elliott James Murphy (born March 16 1949 on Long Island, New York) is an American rock Singer-songwriter, Ronnie Hawkins recorded and covered "Hey Bo Diddley", "Bo Diddley" and "Who Do You Love" during his many recording sessions, including those with his backing band of the time, The Hawks, who later became known as The Band. Ronald "Ronnie" Hawkins (born 10 January 1935, Huntsville, Arkansas, United States) is a pioneering Rock and roll " Bo Diddley " is a Rhythm and blues song first recorded and sung by Bo Diddley at the Universal Recording Studio in Chicago and released A backing band or backup band is a band which accompanies an artist at a live performance or on a recording The Band was a rock group active from 1967 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 1999 The Band was a rock group active from 1967 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 1999 The Finnish rock/blues band Max on the Rox also covered "Who Do You Love" in their second album, Rox II. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Max on the Rox is a rock/blues band from Vaasa, Finland. Their record company is Kråklund Records Rox II is the second album by Max on the Rox, released in 2002 and recorded live during 5
Diddley was popular with proto-punk musicians and later in the punk scene. The punk subculture is based around Punk rock. It emerged from the larger Rock music scene in the mid-to-late-1970s in the United Kingdom, the United For example both the New York Dolls and The Lurkers recorded their own version of his song "Pills", and Diddley was the opening act on The Clash's first U. For the self-titled debut album see New York Dolls (album The New York Dolls are an American Glam rock band formed in The Lurkers were a late 1970s English Punk rock group from Uxbridge, West London, notable for being the first group ever on Beggars For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were S. tour.
Diddley's song "Who Do You Love" can be heard in the intro credits to the movie La Bamba. La Bamba ( 1987) is an American Biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez. He appeared on a 2003 episode of the sitcom According to Jim entitled "Bo Diddley", had a small role as a pawnbroker in the 1983 film Trading Places, starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, and appeared in George Thorogood's "Bad To The Bone" video. According to Jim is an American situation Comedy television series which premiered on October 3 2001 on ABC. Trading Places is an Academy Award -nominated 1983 Comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3 1961 is an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning Canadian-American The song "Bad To The Bone" itself is a re-work of Diddley's "I'm A Man. " Eric Clapton's 1992 "Unplugged" included a cover of Diddley's "Before you accuse me".
Bo Diddley was honored by the Mississippi Blues Commission with a Mississippi Blues Trail historic marker placed in McComb, his birthplace, in recognition of his enormous contribution to the development of the blues in Mississippi. The Mississippi Blues Trail, created by the Mississippi Blues Commission is a project to place interpretive markers at the most notable historical sites related to the growth of the 
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Bates, Ellas Otha; McDaniel, Ellas|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Rock and roll guitarist, singer, songwriter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 30, 1928|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||McComb, Mississippi, United States|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 2, 2008|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Archer, Florida, United States|