Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Bo Diddley's Gone Now, Too

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley, who banged out hit songs powered by the relentless "Bo Diddley beat" that influenced rockers from Buddy Holly to U2, has died at the age of 79.

"One of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll has left the building he helped construct." (Story)
I learnt to play a lot of rhythm guitar chugging along to his style. I really learnt a lot about "feel" in music with his stuff. It's a crime that a lot of modern players don't appreciate his guitar style... there seems to be so few "feel" players around lately. There's technical ability, yeees... but give me "feel" and "soul" any day, rather than a whole swag of "poorly-chosen notes" played fast. Pooh!

Requiescat in pace.
Peas be with ewe

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  1. This is the first I've heard of it, sad news indeed.

    I hope you're getting your share of rain up there too ;)

  2. Yeah, one of my mates from the US of A has blogged of this, I am sad to see this news... check out Aspergantus on my blog roll :)

  3. This is so very sad. You got it right, he played with his heart and soul. This is rare today. I have been playing this music on and off today. It fills my soul.

    Thank you for your very supportive comments. It helps and means a lot.

  4. He's been around all my life - csn't recall when I first heard of him -