R.I.P. Bo Diddley

Several years ago my wife and I got the chance to see Bo Diddley in concert here in Tampa. It was a great – if interesting – show. Being a musician and getting to hear greats like Bo, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, and B.B. King that have influenced not just you, but also the others who influence you, is just amazing.

Word came out today that Bo Diddley passed away last night. Another blues and rock influencer gone.

Here’s a picture I managed to snap at the concert. We’ll miss ya Bo!

Bo Diddley playing in Tampa, FL

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  • John Armstrong June 13, 2008, 8:17 pm

    I’m pleased to see a tribute to Bo Diddley here. Bo Diddley was truly a pioneer and architect of early rock ‘n’ roll, and left an indelible mark on the genre. Often copied and covered, but never duplicated, Bo Diddley was truly one-of-a-kind, and his legacy and influence live on. You’re very fortunate to have seen and heard him live; not many people can say that, and I’m sure that it was a great and memorable evening.

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