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Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley, born Elias Otha Bates, was an original and influential American rock & roll singer, guitarist and songwriter. He was known as "The Originator" because of the key role in the transition from blues music to rock & roll, influencing a host of legendary acts including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones to name a few. He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and hard-edged guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs.

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Dec 30, 1928 In McComb, Mississippi, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Big T.N.T. Show 1966-01-07
Latest Project:
Movie Lennon or McCartney 2014-12-12
Known For
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (voice) (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Eddie Cochran & Friends: C'mon Everybody Himself 2004-01-01
Movie Godfathers and Sons Himself 2003-10-02
Movie Blues Brothers 2000 The Louisiana Gator Boys 1998-02-05
Movie The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge Himself 1995-12-05
Movie Rockula Axman 1990-02-23
Movie Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Bo Diddley 1989-01-01
Movie Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll 1987-01-01
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie Let the Good Times Roll Himself 1973-05-25
Movie The Big T.N.T. Show Himself 1966-01-07