Submitted by bottle-of-smoke t3_zybljz in Music

Bo Diddley's birthday is December 30. He's one of the founding father's of rock and roll.

His biggest contribution to rock and roll is "the Bo Diddley beat". Think "shave and a haircut two bits".

Bands that have used the Bo Diddley beat include The Byrds, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Clash, The Pretenders, Buddy Holly, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, and The Allman Brothers Band.

There are many more.



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RunDNA t1_j252xo0 wrote

He was a great musician and a great man, as long as you weren't trying to sell him your Rochefoucauld watch.


bottle-of-smoke OP t1_j2545o8 wrote

You got a receipt?


RunDNA t1_j254ras wrote

It tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad.


snoweel t1_j2575qa wrote

Listen to "Bo Diddley Santa Claus", which is not by him, but about him, and uses the Bo Diddley hambone beat.


mrxexon t1_j258daz wrote

Had a chance to see him perform in a small town I was in on the Oregon coast. But I had to work and missed the show. He died like a year later.


Nizamark t1_j25zqfm wrote

bo diddley’s beach party and the live record from the 80s on XXx records (bo diddley live) with the extendo jams are the underrated albums that are really worth seeking out


1stcoast t1_j29bxt4 wrote

Hey Bo Diddley!!!


Knoblord_McCheese t1_j25m1we wrote

I got to see Bo Diddley at the Little Steven Underground Garage Festival in NYC in 2004. Best day ever.


Mister_McGreg_ t1_j284442 wrote

Did you ever go to sleep with Bo Derek and wake up with Bo Diddley?