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Bo Diddley R.I.P.


Ron G

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I love Bo. My first band did Bo tunes..

Sorry to see him go.

Pioneers seem sometimes sort of passe', nowadays, I guess. The technique of guitar playing trys to overwhelm the sheer creative spark

these guys had.. and with some that works out.

But for me, the whole picture counts a lot..chuck berry wrote sang played danced and did it all during a time a goodly portion of the country wouldnt even serve him a hamburger.

Same with Bo. Square guitars, motorscooters, big blues, and rockin rhythm.

Huge personality and character as opposed to a big light show.. even the things you might call gimmicks were in their hands or in their performance.

Gonna miss him!

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Raised my glass to you Bo when I heard the news.

We'll keep your music alive..., in our own way..., just like you lived your own way -- not afraid to step out there and break the boundries to forge new musical frontiers.

 

In direct tribute to Bo, Bob Seger wrote "Heavy Music" and Gretc* recently introduced the Billy-Bo retro guitar -- both were/are very nicely done.

 

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Great photo "postcolonial" didn't think you would mind a re-post in tribute. Bomp' date=' dida, bomp, bomp -- bomp bomp, "....papa's gonna buy you a mockin' bird...."

 

Hit every BLUE NOTE baaaby..., I'm going to play on :-

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Bo Diddly did have a profound influence on Rock, "inventing it," or not.

It's sad, that he's gone, now...but, he had a reasonably long tenure...

and, will be remembered, no doubt.

The CEO of Gibson, lost his son recently, at 19...and there were only

2 responses (3?), on this forum. We didn't know either person, but

have chosen to respond to Bo's passing, as if we did. Such is Celebrity!

And yes, I DO understand the difference, with regards to music and players.

But...My condolences, to Both families, and friends of.

 

CB

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Raised my glass to you Bo when I heard the news.

Inspired by John Lee Hooker to play guitar, Bo broke free of "pure" blues boundries to forge rock-n-roll's frontier. Bomp, dida bomp, bomp -- bomp bomp, "....papa's gonna buy you a mockin' bird...."

 

A life worthy of celebrating, you enriched us with your gifts of music. Thank you Bo. R.I.P (ROCKIN' IN PARADISE) tonight!

 

Hit every BLUE NOTE baaaby..., I'm going to play on :-

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