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Old 06-02-2008, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bo Diddley 1928-2008


I just heard the heartbreaking news that this brilliant artist has passed away. I'm not sure if there's a thread dedicated to this man yet or not, but leave your thoughts about him (try to stay positive) if you enjoyed his music, like I did.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah read this on the Reading Festival forum

Don't own any of his music but I'm inclined to listen to some of his stuff
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah read this on the Reading Festival forum

Don't own any of his music but I'm inclined to listen to some of his stuff
You've undoubtedly heard "Bo Diddley" and "Who Do You Love?". You know, the song that's been ruined by a modern artist singing in that beer commercial.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You've undoubtedly heard "Bo Diddley" and "Who Do You Love?". You know, the song that's been ruined by a modern artist singing in that beer commercial.
We may not have heard the commercial as we are U.K based, however George Thorogood murdered it. Another true original passes away. Damn shame.
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Not going to pretend to be a huge fan but he did inspire quite a few of my favourite bands (The Stones & Mark E Smith to name but 2).

If anyone wants to know a good album to start with I suggest his 1971 album Another Dimension or 1972's Where It All Began which has some of the funkiest stuff he has ever done.

Or if you want a decent compilation of all his singles & stuff then get his Chess Box album.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My dad played me Bo Diddley's stuff when I was ten, and I've been hooked ever since then. Very sad news, and that generation fades further and further into the ether.
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We may not have heard the commercial as we are U.K based, however George Thorogood murdered it. Another true original passes away. Damn shame.
I don't think it's fair to say he murdered it. it's unfortunate that it's the ebst known version of the song, but I think it's a decent cover. In fact as you'd probably guess a lot of artists have covered his stuff. Among them:

Elvis Presley ("His Latest Flame"); Bruce Springsteen ("She's The One"); U2 ("Desire"); The Smiths ("How Soon Is Now?"); Roxette ("Harleys And Indians (Riders In The Sky)"); Dee Clark, a former member of the Hambone Kids (see above) ("Hey Little Girl"); Johnny Otis ("Willie and the Hand Jive"); George Michael ("Faith"); Normaal ("Kearl van stoahl"); Elton John ("Billy Bones And The White Bird"); The Strangeloves ("I Want Candy"); Ace Frehley ("New York Groove"); KT Tunstall ("Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"); Primal Scream ("Movin' on up"); David Bowie ("Panic in Detroit"); The Pretenders ("Cuban Slide"); The Police ("Deathwish"); Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders ("The Game of Love"); The Supremes ("When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes"); Jefferson Airplane ("She Has Funny Cars"); The White Stripes ("Screwdriver"); The Byrds ("Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe"); Tiny Letters ("Song For Jerome Green") and The Stooges ("1969"). The early Rolling Stones sound was strongly associated with their versions of "Not Fade Away" and "I Need You Baby (Mona)". The Who's "Magic Bus" also is based upon the distinctive "Bo Diddley Beat". Warren Zevon sang "Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger."
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I saw Bo Diddley live with Eric Clapton a few years ago... Diddley was fantastic.
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I don't think it's fair to say he murdered it. it's unfortunate that it's the ebst known version of the song, but I think it's a decent cover. In fact as you'd probably guess a lot of artists have covered his stuff. Among them:

Elvis Presley ("His Latest Flame"); Bruce Springsteen ("She's The One"); U2 ("Desire"); The Smiths ("How Soon Is Now?"); Roxette ("Harleys And Indians (Riders In The Sky)"); Dee Clark, a former member of the Hambone Kids (see above) ("Hey Little Girl"); Johnny Otis ("Willie and the Hand Jive"); George Michael ("Faith"); Normaal ("Kearl van stoahl"); Elton John ("Billy Bones And The White Bird"); The Strangeloves ("I Want Candy"); Ace Frehley ("New York Groove"); KT Tunstall ("Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"); Primal Scream ("Movin' on up"); David Bowie ("Panic in Detroit"); The Pretenders ("Cuban Slide"); The Police ("Deathwish"); Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders ("The Game of Love"); The Supremes ("When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes"); Jefferson Airplane ("She Has Funny Cars"); The White Stripes ("Screwdriver"); The Byrds ("Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe"); Tiny Letters ("Song For Jerome Green") and The Stooges ("1969"). The early Rolling Stones sound was strongly associated with their versions of "Not Fade Away" and "I Need You Baby (Mona)". The Who's "Magic Bus" also is based upon the distinctive "Bo Diddley Beat". Warren Zevon sang "Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger."
I think you mean 'inspired by' rather than covered
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I have no Bo Diddley albums in my collection and whilst I would never wish unhappiness on anyone, I cannot greive as I know naff all about the geezer.
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