Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley Bo Diddley, was an American R&B vocalist, guitarist and songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel). He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock, influencing a host of acts, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles, among others.He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged electric guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs, along with African rhythms and a signature beat (a simple five-accent clave rhythm) that remains a cornerstone of rock and pop. Accordingly, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was known in particular for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar.

Important albums:
Bo Diddley (1958)
Go Bo Diddley (1959)
Have Guitar Will Travel (1960)
Bo Diddley in the Spotlight (1960)
Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger (1960)

Bo Diddley Singles Collection

BO DIDDLEY - Singles Collection

2x LP 180g 33rpm vinyl
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2013 UK reissue on 180g 2LP- Bo Diddley – The Singles Collection on a double LP vinyl is a compilation of the American Rock’n’Roll guitarist featuring his singles from the 1950’s to the 1970’s.

Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley

BO DIDDLEY - Go Bo Diddley

1x LP 33rpm vinyl
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(Originally released in 1959)2012 EU limited edition 12track vinyl LP=His second 1959 longplay effort only adds a go to his classic debut refining his trademark square guitar and crazydistorted amplification to create new sounds anticipating the inno...