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Bo Diddley in Stable Condition After Heart Attack

August 28, 2007 1:42 PM ET

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bo Diddley is in stable condition today after spending three days in Gainesville's North Florida Regional Medical Center's intensive care unit. Diddley suffered a heart attack during a check-up on Friday, August 24th, and underwent immediate surgery so doctors could improve blood flow to his heart via a stent. In May, the legendary guitarist suffered a stroke in Omaha and returned to his Florida home to recuperate while enjoying country and western music. Stick with Rolling Stone for developments on Diddley's condition as more information becomes available.

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“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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