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Bo Diddley - Bo's a Lumberjack!

Essay by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, February 1975

THE WHOLE THING about Bo Diddley was that he was by far the weirdest and craziest musician ever to come out of either blues or ...

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Bo Diddley (1970)

Interview by Michael Lydon, Rock's Backpages Audio, September 1970

When Bo's not being a boxer, truck driver, gunslinger, lumberjack etc. he's being A Man - a husband and father, dealing with life in the USA. The Gunslinger tells Michael Lydon of record company rip-offs, dealin' with the po-lice and the very meaning of life itself.

File format: mp3; in 3 parts (plus introduction), total file sizes: 72.4meg, total interview length: 1h 20' 01" sound quality: **

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Bo Diddley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tower of Power: Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, July 1971

Bo Diddley Returns on Guitar At Forest Hills Rock Concert ...

What Have They Done To My Roots, Ma? Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley

Comment by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, October 1971

WHEN JOHN LENNON ended a recent epistle to Mailbag with a line saying "LP Winner: I’d like Chuck Berry, please," he wasn’t joking. Modern rock ...

Hey! Bo Diddley: The Man Whose Sexuality Was Too Much For America

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, August 1972

Diddley Freak Charles Shaar Murray, in the presence of the main man... ...

Keep On Rockin': Interview with film director D. A. Pennebaker

Report and Interview by John Pidgeon, NME, September 1972

KEEP ON ROCKIN' is in town, and so is the rock film revolutionary who created this celluloid spectacle of Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck ...

Bo Diddley: The London Sessions (Chess)

Review by Bob Fisher, Cream, September 1973

AFTER THE release of Golden Decade and Got Another Bag Of Tricks, which really put Bo in perspective, Chess undo all their sterling work by ...

Bo Diddley

Book Excerpt by Michael Lydon, Boogie Lightning (Da Capo), 1974

Everything I know I taught myself.– Bo Diddley ...

What Does It Feel Like to Create Today's Music?

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Family Weekly, July 1974

"I guess there are some people who sit down and say, 'All right, I want to write a hit single. Let's see, what's a big item ...

European Blues and R&B Festival

Report by Cliff White, NME, November 1975

TEN YEARS AGO Britain was set to become the R&B capital of the world. Between 1962 and '67 we were visited by so many legendary ...

Sha Na Na: Madison Square Garden Rock & Roll Spectacular, New York City

Live Review by Steve Turner, NME, November 1976

THERE ARE some memories we have which are straightforward memories, but then there are other memories which are more like memories of memories and we're ...

The Clash, Bo Diddley,Pearl Harbor & The Explosions: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Howie Klein, New York Rocker, April 1979

EXCEPT FOR the fact that they're probably the best performing band around, there's something almost superfluous to Clashness about the band's shows. Wait a minute ...

The Clash, Bo Diddley: The Palladium, New York NY

Live Review by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, April 1979

DON'T EXPECT the back-Clash to start here. Since the Clash's smashingly successful Palladium debut, I have had some second thoughts, but none of these contradict ...

This Here's The Review Of Bo Diddley

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, July 1979

Bo Diddley/Ray Campi And The Rockabilly Rebels/Whirlwind: Lyceum, London ...

Bo Diddley: The Note For Note Interview

Interview by Steve Roeser, Note For Note, Summer 1988

IT IS A Monday morning in March, in the coffee shop of a hotel located on Highland, near the Hollywood Bowl. ...

The Bo Diddley Beat Just Keeps Jangling Along

Live Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, December 1995

Bo Diddley: Chicago Blues, New York, NY ...

Bo Diddley: Godfather Back On The Beat

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Daily Telegraph, May 1996

If guitar rhythms could be copyrighted, Bo Diddley would be a millionaire. As it is Mark Cooper finds him warily hitting the comeback trail again ...

Man Among Men, Guitarist Among Guitarists

Interview by Hank Bordowitz, Guitar Player, October 1996

YOU KNOW BO Diddley invented that beat, one of the driving forces of rock and roll. You know he had a bunch of seminal ...

Bo Diddley: His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

Sleevenotes by Don Snowden, Chess/MCA Records, 1997

TO PARAPHRASE the titles of two of the 20 Bo Diddley nuggets contained on His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection , you can't judge ...

Jim Dickinson & The Regents: A Memphis Tale

Report by Joss Hutton, Bucketful of Brains, 1997

IT WAS ABOUT half an hour past midnight on a hot and humid Sunday evening in late September when your intrepid Bucketfull team, aided and ...

Bo Diddley: Still Rockin'

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, February 1997

ELLAS BATES McDaniel, a.k.a. Bo Diddley, has lived the life of a rural squire in North Florida since 1983, when a dentist, making small talk, ...

Bo Diddley

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, Guardian, The, June 2008

American pioneer of rock'n'roll who influenced the Beatles and the Rolling Stones ...

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