Bo Diddley Suffers Heart Attack

Musician Bo Diddley suffered a heart attack today and is in the hospital in serious but stable condition in Gainesville. In May he had a stroke during a concert in Iowa.

One of America’s true musical geniuses, Bo Diddley is a critical figure in the transition from blues to rock ‘n’ roll. He’s known for his trademark rhumba-influenced beat that you might recognize from David Bowie’s “Panic in Detroit,” The Stooges “1969,” U2’s “Desire,” and even George Michael’s “Faith,” not to mention Diddley’s own “Bo Diddley” and “Who Do You Love,” later famously covered by George Thorogood. Diddley was also known for his trademark square guitar.

Like so many of the blues geniuses from that era, he influenced a generation of rock ‘n’ roll stars who appreciated, acknowledged and adored him, but he was never as famous as they were. His music rocks. Best wishes to Diddley for a speedy recovery.


Image from Wikipedia.


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