Bo Diddley

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Legal name: Ellas McDaniel

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Ellas Otha Bates (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American R&B vocalist, guitarist and songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel). He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll, and rock, influencing a host of acts, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Parliament Funkadelic, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles, among others. He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged electric guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs, along with African rhythms and a signature beat (a simple five-accent clave rhythm) that remains a cornerstone of hip hop, rock and pop. 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.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1957 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 3
1959 Go Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 2
1960 Bo Diddley in the Spotlight Bo Diddley 2
1960 Have Guitar Will Travel Bo Diddley 1
1961 Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger Bo Diddley 1
1961 Bo Diddley Is a Lover Bo Diddley 1
1962 Bo Diddley's a Twister Bo Diddley 1
1962 Hey! Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
1963 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
1964 Two Great Guitars Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley 2
1967 The Super Super Blues Band Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley 3
1973 The London Bo Diddley Sessions Bo Diddley 1
1974 Big Bad Bo Bo Diddley 1
1986 Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 3
1990 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
1990 Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger Bo Diddley 2
1992 Super Blues Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters & Little Walter 1
1993 I'm a Man Bo Diddley 1
1993 This Should Not Be Bo Diddley 1
1995 The Mighty Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
1996 A Man Amongst Men Bo Diddley 1
1997 Guitar Legends Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley 1
2007 The Black Gladiator Bo Diddley 1
2008 Rock 'n' Roll Legend Bo Diddley 1
2013 Bo Diddley and Company / Bo Diddley's a Twister Bo Diddley 1
'Hey Bo Diddley' Bo Diddley 1
Bo Diddley Rides Again / In the Spotlight Bo Diddley 1
Breakin' Through the B.S. Bo Diddley 1
Moochas Gracias Anna Moo with Bo Diddley 1
Rock 'n' Roll Forever - Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
Signifying Blues (Charly Blues Master Works, Volume 43) Bo Diddley 1
Who Do You Love Bo Diddley 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Best Of, Volume 1: 1955-1958 Compilation Bo Diddley 1
1990 The Chess Box Compilation Bo Diddley 1
1991 Rare & Well Done Compilation Bo Diddley 1
1993 Bo's Blues Compilation Bo Diddley 1
1993 Diddley Daddy Compilation Bo Diddley 1
1993 The Blues Collection 5: Jungle Music Compilation Bo Diddley 2
1993 The Chess Years 1955 - 1974 Compilation Bo Diddley 1
1995 Bo Knows Bo Compilation Bo Diddley 1
1997 His Best Compilation Bo Diddley 1
1999 500% More Man Compilation Bo Diddley 1
2000 The Essential Bo Diddley Compilation Bo Diddley 2 1
2006 The Story of Bo Diddley Compilation Bo Diddley 4 1
2007 The Definitive Collection Compilation Bo Diddley 1
2007 I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958 Compilation Bo Diddley 1
2008 Gold Compilation Bo Diddley 1
2009 Ride On: The Chess Masters, 1960-1961 Compilation Bo Diddley 1
2010 Hey! Compilation Bo Diddley 1
2013 6 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles, Sessions & Live Tracks Compilation Bo Diddley 1

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