On this day in 1928, Bo Diddley was born in Mississippi. Soon after, he was adopted by his mother's cousin who took him to the south side of Chicago. After seeing John Lee Hooker in concert, Bo Diddley decided to invent Rock & Roll. There couldn't possibly be a way to measure Diddley's impact on music, so let's just use this space to share our favorite songs and stories regarding this undeniable legend.
“I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I'm about to get.”
My favorite Bo Diddley LP is Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger. My favorite song off of that record is "Doing the Craw-Daddy", which features the line, "You're looking good, you've been eatin' regular huh? If you do the crawdad right, I'm gonna buy you a popsicle tonight."
LEST WE FORGET: THE DUCHESS. Oh man, perfectly brilliant.