vkmast wrote on 6/4/2015, 10:36 AM
Yes, his music will live on for more than the seven years that have passed by.
I was lucky to see him live once here.
rs170a wrote on 6/4/2015, 10:59 AM
vkmast, thank you for politely pointing out that this was an old story. The site I saw it on isn't in the habit of posting old news and I neglected to check the date on the news story.

John_Cline wrote on 6/4/2015, 6:32 PM
I knew Bo Diddley quite well when he lived here in Albuquerque. He passed away in June of 2008.
DavidMcKnight wrote on 6/5/2015, 8:45 AM
I was Bo's bass player for 4-5 shows in Texas in 1998-1999. Hamilton Loomis was a protege of his and I was Ham's bass player, so we were the backing band. Quite interesting on many levels. Having been screwed over early in his career (like many first-generation rock and blues artists) he was quite bitter and didn't care a whit about playing any of his hits.

There is or used to be a 2-CD retrospective of his career on Chess records. It's amazing what he wrote and recorded in those early days. Most of my contemporaries have no idea what his contributions were.
Grazie wrote on 6/5/2015, 9:30 AM
Wow, David, that's awesome! I'm just capturing some Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, whilst reading your experiences, makes it all so more real.