Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley
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by Bo Diddley

Biography

Otha Ellas Bates (later known as Ellas McDaniel), 30 December 1928, McComb, Mississippi, USA. After beginning his career as a boxer, where he received the sobriquet ‘Bo Diddley’, the singer worked the blues clubs of Chicago with a repertoire influenced by Louis Jordan, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. In late 1954, he teamed up with Billy Boy Arnold and recorded demos of ‘I’m A Man’ and ‘Bo Diddley’. Re-recorded at Chess Studios with a backing ensemble... Read more

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blues
rhythm and blues
rock and roll
rock
soul
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