Flashlite #18 – Bo Diddley

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley’s gone. He died at the age of 79 at his home in Florida. He was battling heart disease for quite some time and he knew it was coming. The news reports say that his entire extended family was at his house at the moment of his departure from this ugly world. Apparently, he died while the choir of family members were singing gospel tunes. Grand exit for a grand rocker. His signature rhythmic groove that he invented back in the eighties will stay a foundation of rock’n’roll forever. Paired with that goes his unprecedented, wonderfully ego-centric lyrics, which defined what takes to be a rock personality once and for all. So in today’s Little Lighthouse we celebrate Bo Diddley and his legacy. I prepared a two hour tribute with Bo Diddley tunes interleaved with covers by other great rock’n’rollers who were deeply influenced by Diddley. We will miss you, Mr. McDaniel!

The Animals – The Story Of Bo Diddley;
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley;
Bo Diddley – Hey Bo Diddley;
Bo Diddley – The Story Of Bo Diddley;
Bo Diddley – Bo Didley 1969;
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers – You Don’t Love Me;
Bo Diddley – You Don’t Love Me;
Bo Diddley – Road Runner;
Thin White Rope – Road Runner;
Oblivians – Road Runner;
The Pretty Things – She’s Fine She’s Mine;
Bo Diddley – she’s fine she’s mine;
Bo Diddley – Diddy Wah Diddy;
Lydia Lunch – Diddy Wah Diddy;
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Before You Accuse Me;
Bo Diddley – Before You Accuse Me;
Bo Diddley – Pills;
The New York Dolls – Pills.

Bo Diddley – Crackin’ Up;
Cheater Slicks – Crackin’ Up;
Bo Diddley – I Can Tell;
Dr. Feelgood – I Can Tell;
Bo Diddley – Who Do You Love;
Thee Headcoats – Who Do You Love;
The Yardbirds – Who Do You Love;
The Woolies – Who Do You Love;
Bo Diddley – Mona (I Need You Baby);
Rolling Stones – Mona;
The Rolling Stones – Diddley Daddy;
The Rolling Stones – 19th Nervous Breakdown;
Bo Diddley – Diddley Daddy;
Bo Diddley – Gun Slinger;
The Meters – Bo Diddley;
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley’s Dog;
Bo Diddley – Diddling;
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley Is A Lover;
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley Is Loose;
Bo Diddley – Bo’s Blues.

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