Monday, June 2, 2008

Guitar Legend Bo Diddley Dead at 79

Not directly related to beer, though many craft beer fans are also fans of rock & roll and blues. Good music and good beer is a natural pairing. Music pioneer Bo Diddley passed away today at the age of 79 after a long illness.
"Bo Diddley was one of rock 'n' roll's true pioneers," said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy, the music industry organization best known for presenting the Grammy Awards. "He inspired legions of musicians with his trademark rhythm and signature custom-built guitar, and his song 'Bo Diddley' earned a rightful place in the Grammy Hall Of Fame. He leaves an indelible mark on American music and culture, and our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and fans. The 'Bo Diddley beat' surely will continue on."

Enjoy this video of Bo Diddley doing what he did best as you raise a glass to this legendary performer.

BTW, Bo Diddley headlined the Wilmington, DE Cool Blues, Brews & BBQ’s Festival in 2001.

Bo Diddley's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame profile

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