Thursday, June 2, 2011

Today's Tidbit

On this day in 2008 the legendary guitarist Bo Diddley died. I don't usually commemorate death but there isn't a lot to talk about today in music history and Bo definitely deserves mention. He's was and still is a big influence to more bands and musicians then I can count. Often with a black woman on bass and a white man on guitar, in a time when that was actually a societal controversy, he was progressive in every sense of the word. Here is a video of him in later years with his famous homemade square guitar.

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