RIP Bo Diddley

Posted on: Monday, Jun 2, 2008

Bad news for the blues world today.  Here’s the press release header from Bloomberg.

June 2 (Bloomberg) — Bo Diddley, the rock ‘n’ roll originator with the rectangular guitar whose signature beat influenced musicians from Buddy Holly to the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen, has died. He was 79.

Diddley died at his home in Archer, Florida, early today, according to his publicist, Susan Clary. The cause was heart failure. In May 2007, he suffered a stroke during a performance in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

You can read the full article here.

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