Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Go Bo Diddley
I never posted anything about the death of Bo Diddley last week when it happened, mostly because I didn't have anything to say about him that you guys wouldn't already know. Then I saw this little anecdote:
Just about everybody stole the beat, but it was the punk and post-punk bands that were eager to claim to have descended from the man himself; the Clash invited Diddley to open for them on their first American tour. Their lead singer, Joe Strummer, was once asked about his source of inspiration. "Bo Diddley," he replied. Anybody else? "Bo Diddley," he replied.