Monday, June 2, 2008

Extra - Bo Diddley, R.I.P.

Bo Diddley, born Elias Otha Bates, later known as Elias McDaniel (after his mother's cousin, who raised him), died today at age 79.

Introducing "The Bo Diddley Beat" (probably adapted from "hambone"), one of the earliest recognizable beats in rock & roll:

If you're familiar with hambone, you can probably hear it. Think along with the music:

ONE and TWO and THREE and FOUR and ONE and TWO and THREE and FOUR

(Text idea stolen borrowed from Wikipedia.)

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