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    Bo Diddley dies at 79

    Aww! no link yet, just a header on MSNBC.

    oh, here it is...
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24933262/

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock ’n’ roll whose distinctive “shave and a haircut, two bits” rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79.
    Diddley died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Fla., spokeswoman Susan Clary said. He had suffered a heart attack in August, three months after suffering a stroke while touring in Iowa. Doctors said the stroke affected his ability to speak, and he had returned to Florida to continue rehabilitation.

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    Not, the Bo.
    He was an incredibly talented man.
    Diddley appreciated the honors he received, “but it didn’t put no figures in my checkbook.”
    “If you ain’t got no money, ain’t nobody calls you honey,” he quipped.

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    Rip

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    Quote Originally Posted by philamena View Post
    Not, the Bo.
    He was an incredibly talented man.
    I KNOW!!!! BO... RIP!!!

    shave and a hair cut.... bahhhhhhhh!!

    can you believe he was still touring?!?!?

    he did an ad for one of our local casinos a few years ago when he did a concert here, and it looked freakin awesome. very catchy. they still use it.

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    I was at a frat party and first heard him at FSU in Tallahassee, FL. That was ages ago. He was a one of a kind. Sorry to see so many of the old timers of the music back then pass away.

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    Oh man!
    This is the first ive heard of this.
    Ive been a guitarist for 30 years.
    My stratocaster gently weeps.

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    Seems like his funeral really celebrated his life. Sounds like a wonderful man.
    A true rock and roll funeral.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Musi....ap/index.html



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