February 29, 1996:
At the seventh annual Rhythm and Blues Foundation awards in New York, the Chantels are inducted into its Hall of Fame.
Bo Diddley is is also honored--with a Lifetime Achievement Award!!!
Which he receives in typically self-effacing fashion, declaring: "It’s about time I won something."
How about a little bit of Bo on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1955:
Bo was still rockin’ in 1970:
Bo doin’ ROAD RUNNER in 1987:
But this is my favorite version—WITH LADY BO in the late 50s…
Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928 -- June 2, 2008) is the stage name for Ellas Otha Bates, an American rock and roll vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and inventor. He was known as "The Originator" because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock & roll, influencing a host of legendary acts including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton. He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs. Accordingly, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was known in particular for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar…
R.I.P. BO, YOU WON A LOT MORE THAN THE RHYTHM & BLUES FOUNDATION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!!!
YOU WON THE “YOU DA MAN” AWARD
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