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06-02-2008, 10:31 AM
R.I.P. Bo...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79.


Diddley died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Fla., spokeswoman Susan Clary said. He had suffered a heart attack in August, three months after suffering a stroke while touring in Iowa. Doctors said the stroke affected his ability to speak, and he had returned to Florida to continue rehabilitation.

The legendary singer and performer, known for his homemade square guitar, dark glasses and black hat, was an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, and received a lifetime achievement award in 1999 at the Grammy Awards. In recent years he also played for the elder President Bush and President Clinton.

06-02-2008, 10:33 AM
Search for "it's raining".

06-02-2008, 11:26 AM
shit. how do i delete this thread?

06-02-2008, 11:49 AM
someone is advertising bo diddley heart attacks?

Young blood
06-02-2008, 11:55 AM
The Diabeetus.

06-02-2008, 11:56 AM
yeah just read about that an hour ago.

06-02-2008, 03:45 PM
For a second I thought you meant B.B. King.