On a brief personal note, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Bo Diddley. It’s hard to imagine how radical he sounded back in the fifties, when most of rock was either speeded-up country or blues, with some Gospel influence.
When you listen to the radio today, it’s amazing how frequently you hear the “shave and a haircut, two bits” Diddley-esque rhythm.
Bo was also one of the pioneers of rock-n-roll who never fully received the financial rewards he so richly deserved. However, I’m sure that today he has “…a brand new house on the roadside.” Play on, Bo.