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  • Friends, Admirers Honor Bo Diddley at Funeral in Gainesville

    Under a blazing sun, the life of rock pioneer Bo Diddley was celebrated with a four hour funeral in Gainesville, FL. While the music of Diddley was never far from the minds of the more than 500 people that were in attendance, the service celebrated Diddley as a member of the community, a figure who […]

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  • Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy and George Thorogood Remember Bo Diddley

    According to Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, the influence that Bo Diddley's records have had is immeasurable, but that's not the most amazing part of his legacy. "But how heavy is it that a person has a beat named after him?" he asks. Indeed, the "Bo Diddley Beat" has left an indelible mark on the […]

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  • Bo Diddley Dead at Age 79

    Bo Diddley, one of the founding fathers of rock and roll, died today in his home in Archer, Florida, where he had lived for 20 years. The cause was heart failure, according to a spokesperson. Diddley performed live until May 2007, when he suffered a stroke; three months later, in August, he also suffered a […]

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  • Bo Diddley in Stable Condition After Heart Attack

    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. […]

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  • Bo Diddley Hospitalized Following Stroke

    After a concert held at Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 13th, legendary blues guitarist Bo Diddley was taken to the hospital where it was determined he had suffered a stroke. Diddley is now in intensive care at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. A spokesman said that the 78-year old, who has a history […]

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  • The Indestructible Beat of Bo Diddley

    Fifty years ago, he helped pioneer rock & roll, and he's never stopped. Inside the mind of rock's greatest inventor

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  • Spirit of Hendrix Rises at Experience Music Project Celebration

    Bo Diddley, Taj Mahal highlight legends lineup at weekend festival

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  • Diddley, Orbison, Others Honored With Grammys

    Bo Diddley, Paul Robeson, the Mills Brothers and Roy Orbison are the recipients of the 1997-98 Lifetime Achievement Awards from NARAS, the recording academy. In addition, Motown pioneers Holland-Dozier-Holland and BMI president/CEO Frances Preston receive Trustee Awards. The awards will be officially acknowledged at a ceremony during Grammy week in New York.

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  • Bo Diddley: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 493 from February 12, 1987. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan. If you are already a subscriber, you can click here to see the full story. Not a […]

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  • Bob Dylan: The Rolling Stone Interview, Part 2

    "You've got to go on. Turn around, and you're on a different stage with a new set of characters"

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