Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley (1955)


It’s ‘Bo Diddley’. It was Rock’n’Roll with a twist. Bo Didley’s double-sided monster of a first single (‘I’m A Man’ was on the B-side) combined rock and roll, African rhythms and syncopated guitar chords. The Bo Diddley Beat would be copied by Johnny Otis, Buddy Holly et al.

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4 thoughts on “Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley (1955)

  1. DJ PJ says:

    I’m sure unique and ground-breaking at the time, but now lost in time and not relevant

    • That depends on whether you still listen to the likes of ‘Magic Bus’ etc. I get your point DJ PJ, but it spawned sounds that are still relevant, so to speak. Love your comments. Keep it up!

  2. Nick Elleray says:

    “Not relevant”? What the hell does that mean?

  3. […] blues tune by Willie Cobbs ’You Don’t Love Me’, which itself was a remake of Bo Diddley‘s 1955 song ’She’s Fine, She’s Mine’. This long journey would […]

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