Bo Diddley


Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928 - June 2, 2008, b. Ellas Otha Bates) was a highly acclaimed and influential rock & roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist who became famous beginning in the late 1950s. His best known songs include "Say Man" (1959), in which he humorously trades insults with percussionist Jerome Green. Diddley's numerous honors and accolades include being inducted into the Rock & Rall Hall of Fame in 1987.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Crackin' Up (1959)
  • Say Man (1959)
  • Road Runner (1960)
  • You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover (1962)
  • Ooh Baby (1967)

Pop charts debut year: 1959

Years active: 1943-2007

Genres: Rock & roll, blues, psychedelic funk

Labels: Checker, Chess, RCA, Triple X, Atlantic


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