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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: December 30, 1928 | Died: June 2, 2008

Bo Diddley is recognized as one of the first and most influential rock guitarist and musicians. He was born in Pike County, Mississippi, on December 20, 1928. His birth name was Otha Ellas Bates. In 1934 his mother sent him to live with his cousin, Guisse McDaniel in Chicago. Later Otha changed his name to Ellas McDaniel Diddley. At the age of ten he became very interested in music. He began studying the violin and guitar at Foster High School . Bo was very active as a teenager and even took boxing lessons. He played violin for the Ebenezer Baptist Church Orchestra. Diddley played songs on street corners with his friend Jerome Green, and Diddley worked construction for extra money....
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”Bo Diddley is so cool, he's permafrost...” —Paul Gambaccini, BBC TV, 1998

Music

Featured recording “His Best”

His Best

Chess
1997
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    The Story Of Bo Diddley

    Columbia
    1990
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    Bo Diddley - Chess Masters

    Columbia
    1988
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