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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Bo Diddley

I've been trying to wrap my head around the fact that this man no longer walks among us here on this earth. It's hard to fathom that he is gone. But, it is impossible to conceive what this world would be now if he'd never been. Few people change the world forever, even in a minor way. Some people may think the "Bo Diddley Beat" is a minor accomplishment. I disagree.

Honestly, I've been waiting to read in the music press that Bo had been signed by a label and was working on a new album over the past few years. Mainly, I was simply wishing that, after all this time, somebody would finally give him the chance to gain the riches he's long deserved but never had. But, I was also hoping against hope that someone, anyone, would let us get to hear this master at work again, especially after this Rolling Stone Magazine article. It saddens me that it will never happen now.


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