Bo Diddley 1928 — 2008

 Bo Diddley 1928 -- 2008

Bo Diddley, born Ellas Bates, known as Ellas B. McDaniel,  passed away June 2, 2008.

The Washington, DC Rhythm and Blues scene rocked to the “Bo Diddley Beat” in the 1960s, when Bo lived at 2614 Rhode Island Ave. NE. Bo hired local musicians for his road bands, and recorded Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger in his basement.



The Daily Telegraph

Village Voice

Associated Press

Image: Gretsch Guitars

2 Responses to “Bo Diddley 1928 — 2008”

  1. Bo Diddley Radio Special Sunday 6PM on WAMU-FM « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] WAMU-FM 88.5 this Sunday, June 8, 2008.  Rock n’ Roll icon Bo Diddley (Ellas Bates McDaniel) passed away on June 2nd. Bo Diddley lived here in Washington, DC in the early 1960s, worked with local […]

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    See Sheldon Robertson’s note on “the Bo Diddley Beat.”

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