Bo Diddley, Somewhere (Bo Diddley’ is a Gunslinger, 1960)

"BO! YOU DON’T KNOW DIDDLEY."

Unfortunately this was my first encounter with Bo Diddley. But for awhile in 1990 amidst the cornfields and oil refineries of mid-Michigan everyone was quoting Bo Diddley during the summer and that was fucking cool.

Bo Diddley, When The Saints Go Marching In (Two Great Guitars, 1964)

Bo Diddley, Somewhere (Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger, 1960)

Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry tearing the roof off Madison Square Garden, 1972

Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry tearing the roof off Madison Square Garden, 1972

Bo Diddley, Diddley Daddy

I love you baby with all my heart
(Diddley diddley dum, dum dum diddley)
Please don’t never say we’ll part
(Diddley diddley dum, dum dum diddley)

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Couple of Bo Diddley’s guitars.

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Bo Diddley, Pretty Thing (1955)

Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley 1965. Bo has more songs about himself than contemporary rap stars.

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Bo Diddley, Bring It To Jerome (1955)

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"While I was laying in a hospital bed
A rock n’ roll nurse went to my head.
She says, ‘Hold out your arm, stick out yo’ tongue,
I got some pills, boy, I’m ‘on give you one.’"

— Bo Diddley, Pills

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Bo Diddley, Bad Trip (Where It All Began, 1972)

I took a bad trip Saturday night. BAD. And I’m still in a foul mood because of it. I needed catharsis, but all I got was confusion.

Is Bo wearing suede cuban-heeled boots? I MUST FIND THESE BOOTS!

Is Bo wearing suede cuban-heeled boots? I MUST FIND THESE BOOTS!

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