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.