Rock n Roll pioneer Bo Diddley dead at 79 of heart failure
Monday, June 02, 2008 — by Wow Jones
Rolling Stones musician Charlie Watts revealed that Bo Diddley was a HUGE influence on their sound. Apparently, he said that it was “avant-garde for a white band to play a Bo Diddley beat.”
In tribute to Bo Diddley (and to celebrate Charlie Watts birthday which is today), during its “Live At Five” segment, the station played a LIVE Rolling Stones version of the song, “Not Fade Away”. Which features a “Bo Diddley beat”.
Why not play a LIVE Bo Diddley performance, guys? Sheesh! By the way, Talent Consultants International (Bo Diddley’s management company) released this statement,
“One of the founding fathers of rock n roll has left the building he helped construct.”
R. I. P. Bo Diddley
–The Wow Jones Report