Monday, 2 June 2008
I never hesitated when asked, for me BO DIDDLEY was the Man!
No Elvis, Chuck Berry or whoever else you might prefer from the early days of Rock'n'Roll.
Besides, many if not all of our favourite bands would have not existed, as simple as that! The Pretty Things, The Downliners Sect, The Animals, The Yardbirds...it's a very long list!
I was lucky enough to see him once in a Blues Festival in Pistoia, Italy, about 20 years ago and at that time he was touring with Ronnie Wood (check my previous post on the Birds...just in case you were thinking Rolling Stones, of course Bo's fanatics too in the early days...).
Here is Bo at his best, from the TNT Show, 1966.
Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928- June 02, 2008)