Bo Diddley

Born on December 30, 1928 in McComb, Mississippi, the singer-songwriter and guitarist Bo Diddley (his real name Ellas McDaniel) is one of the most famous interpreters of early rock and was reputed to have influenced all the world's greatest. He recorded for the legendary label Chess blues under the name Bo Diddley (name probably derives from diddley bow, primitive guitar to a rope used in the Mississippi Delta).

The guitarist passed away Monday at 79 years at his home in Archer, Florida.

. Bo Diddley

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