Another one of the greatest, most influential and under rated guitar players of all time is dead at the age of 79.
He was one of those players who everyone has heard of, but never really heard him actually play or realize that your favorite band was playing a tune made by the great one!
I know that I am part of that club and it is so sad that something like this has to happen to make us all wake up and realize the brilliance that, that person had. But isn’t that always the case.
He did catch the ear of everyone from the Rolling Stones all throughout the years to U2, thank heavens someone was paying attention to one of the god fathers of rock guitar!
From his unique approach to guitar (it’s interesting to note what he had to do to enhance his playing technique) all the way down to his own home made cigar box guitar, you can’t help but be amazed at how he started to play and the single handed determination that drove the great one to Rock and Roll immortality!
From his early days to todays music scene, the guy has driven through virgin snow for all of us to follow in his foot prints.
He really wanted to be a drummer? Well thank God for the rest of us that he choose the guitar! Honestly, that’s what he says in the begging of this one so listen carefully! It’s one of those things that make you go huummm, in the middle of the night! He also talks about how he got his name, I just about fell off my chair laughing at it, just ask my wife and dog Midnight.
May you get into heaven an hour before the devil knows your dead Mr Bo Diddley!
Keep on Jammin’ where ever you are Sir!