I meant to post this as soon as I heard, but time slipped through my fingers. Now finally, I just want to say rest in peace to Bo Diddley. He was a rock n’ roll rhythm pioneer, a gunslinger, and not just A man, but THE man.

Bo Diddley was one of the first male musicians to include women in his band. He played with Lady Bo (who really deserves a lengthy post of her own), and then he played alongside The Duchess. A bad bella who was known to rock a mean second square guitar while wearing a skin tight gold lame catsuit on stage. Here’s Bo in his prime, performing Hey, Bo Diddley and Bo Diddley, with The Duchess and The Bo-ettes, from 1966’s The Big TNT Show movie.

Fun fact — did you know that Bo Diddley wrote Love Is Strange, most famously sung by Mickey & Sylvia? You’ll probably recognize that song from key scenes in Dirty Dancing and Casino. Great soundtrack song.

You will be missed, Bo Diddley. Hope you and The Duchess are rockin’ in Heaven.

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nyc/caribbean ragazza says:
June 6, 2008, 3:54 am
I didn't know he wrote that song. Rest in peace, Mr. Diddley
RObleu says:
June 6, 2008, 6:07 am
Ok. I heart the group of young black girls sitting in the stands at around 5:20. Thanx Bella!
Mrs.Mckinzie says:
June 6, 2008, 7:48 am
R.I.P Bo Diddley.
Tony Burke says:
June 6, 2008, 9:27 am
What a lovely blog. It’s so well written, funny and honest. I really enjoyed it and will come back again. Have been playing some old Bo Diddley vinyl that I picked up about six months ago. I will miss that Bo Diddley beat! If anyone is looking a for a make-up course then should visit open beauty. Open Beauty Beauty Therapy Courses information Open Beauty offer make up courses (NVQ) in central London, they offer a range of support including home study packs and DVDS. I feel that the site would be a good resource for people look to start their careers in the Make Up industry.
warrior11209 says:
June 6, 2008, 12:19 pm
RIP Bo , you will be missed! You were an original.
Twanna | FUNKY BROWN CHICK says:
June 7, 2008, 8:12 am
Definitely will be missed. Thanks for posting the YouTube clip, by the way. I love finding old gems like these on that site.
Mezzo_Soprano says:
June 8, 2008, 1:54 am
That was an awesome post! Now I know the story of Bo Diddley. It was hilarious watching the young, Caucasian teens in the video try to stay on beat. RIP Mr. Diddley.
E-Fresh says:
June 8, 2008, 8:40 pm
I didn't realize he was so famous. That's a lot of screaming girls. Beatles style.
UnalteredBeauty says:
June 9, 2008, 9:28 pm
OMG! The woman in that picture looks like my mom!
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