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Mark Diamond
13 years ago

I got to film a 3d portrait of the man back in the 90s . What a joy work with Bo . The main thing I learned,which he pointed out repeatedly was ... that I didn't know Diddley . I am currently working on mastering this beautiful amazing 3 diamensional portrait tribute image . Anyone who loved Bo is wecome to participate or inquire. I am hoping to bring it to any memorial that may be planned . Peace be with you Bo You are the Man .... Mark Diamond

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Mark Diamond
13 years ago

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Jeff Todd
13 years ago

My best thoughts are when i was sitting in his kitchen with Kay & Tammi anda knock at the door, it was Subway!!!!, deleriving lunch to us, only for Bo Diddley, Jeff Todd, former Manager of Tammi Diddley.

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Jeff Todd
13 years ago

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Lee-Loo
13 years ago

R.I.P. Bo Diddley French fan club Gene Vincent

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Bob Barrett
13 years ago

The first time I heard Bo Diddley was in 1955 , I've been a fan ever since. May God rest his soul and give his family and friends comfort. Bo will be missed.

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BRUYERE Franck
13 years ago

Thank you your for only and irreplaceable style. Franck

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aj
13 years ago

there really is a new gunslinger in heaven tonight

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corral josé
13 years ago

MERCI POUT TOUT José fan Français

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Roy Watson
13 years ago

A great man. The dog's bollocks

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Miss Roberts
13 years ago

1993-The upcoming gig was in Caruna Spain and aboard the TWA international flight somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean I was attacked by Wilson Pickett. Mr. Bo Diddley came to my rescue. I should've found a way to thank him many years ago... "Mr. Bo Diddley, thank you for being a gentleman. Your expression of kindness will never be forgotten" ELR

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Tom Wiggins
13 years ago

I have been happy to call BO DIDDLEY a friend for over 40 years, have promoted concerts and shows for him and also had the pleasure of playing on festivals and concerts with him over the years. The last one at the Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival. R.I.P. buddy, your music and it's influences will live on forever. Tom Wiggins, and the Boys in Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band

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Danny Leake
13 years ago

Every Rock and R&B guitar player needs to have a minute of silence in tribute to the Master Rythm Guitar Player, Master Bo DIdley. There is hardly a player who hasn't used the famous "Bo Didley" rythm. The Rolling stones and half of the 60s British Invasion built their careers on it. I remember as a session guitarist, all the producer had to say was "Give me a Bo Didley kind of thing" and you knew EXACTLYwhat to play. Go Speed Bo. You wil b e truly missed

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joules
13 years ago

Le rock et le blues perdent un grand. Je ne l'ai jamais vu en concert. Never seen in concert. Stairway to Heaven of blues and Rock n Roll Bye Bo.

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cynthia carrothers
13 years ago

I met Bo Diddley the summer of 1045;I becsme his first fan club pres. We had a long friendship. The last time I saw him was at bb kings we had a wonderful time tlking about old friends and my mother cormbread. Will miss you Bo. Cynthia Carrothers

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Judy Crawford
13 years ago

I first saw Bo in Knoxville, TN years ago, and loved his music. Bo was there before Elvis and the Beatles. He will be missed by all who enjoyed his music, as much as he enjoyed sharing it with others. Bo was a true Rock and Roller! RIP Bo, you will be missed.

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Tontje Coolen
13 years ago

The first time I saw this legend it was at the Moulin Blues festival 2007 in Ospel The Netherlands. He rocked the house and the crowd went wild. This man is now for sure in the rock and roll heaven. Rest in peace. Tontje ,beek en donk the netherlands.

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Laurent
13 years ago

un travail de fonds inestimable pour tous les musiciens de r'n'r a basic and unvaluable work for all r'n'r musician, forever

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George
13 years ago

I saw Bo Diddly in 2005 and in 2006 in Portsmouth and Newport News, Virginia.What a performance by one of the greatest if not the greatest guitar player of all time. It was a performance i will never forget, seeing a icon and a rock and roll hall of famer live on stage,doing what he does best. May you rest in peace and continue to play on with all of the other musical legends up in the great musical heaven.God bless Bo Diddly and his music. His memory and his music will be remembered and played forever.

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Bob Brown
13 years ago

I remember meeting Bo when he would come to little ole Erie, Pa and play in our little club. It didn't matter that there was only 400 people in the crowd....he said he liked small groups.....he still played his heart out and at the end he would do a drum solo that would rival the best. I would drive him around the beach and he would just enjoy the scenery. He would tell me some of his explotes and I would be in amazment that Bo would take the time for me. He was not only a Legend but a great man. To his family, my condolences and to him :Long Live Rock And Roll" Your friend Bob

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woody
13 years ago

the first time i saw you in den bosch,netherlands 1988(?) still the best concert ever! few years ago 013 tilburg, not that much remained... thank you sherrif...

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Brian Wilson
13 years ago

This man was a Rock and Roll Icon, I saw Bo in 1966 when he traveled in a Pink Cady pulling his band instraments! I have always had a fond memory of talking with him in a small town in Indiana! His imput in the world of Rock and Roll will live forever! We will miss you!

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rich
13 years ago

one of the greatest !!

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Dave
13 years ago

Friend, I met Bo and danced with him in function room 7 on the 25th of May, 2003 in Donegal, Ireland. What a night- one of my all time favourite gigs... "Watch yo back Dr. Diddley"

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Keefbabe
13 years ago

Bo Diddley was a wonderful musician. It was a great pleasure and honour to see his concert back in 2005 when he played here in Prague (Czech Republic). His memory will linger forever. Thank you, Bo, for the amazing music, God bless you. Love and Light to your family.

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Lili Ramsey
13 years ago

I met Bo in San Diego, California 1982 and what is now called The Sports Arena "Kobeys Swapmeet"... he was doing a little gig that day and i remember hearing his music around my home throughout life so i was so excited! me and Bo became good friends that day and kept in touch for a few years, but being such a busy man back in 1982 we lost touch... I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU BABY! Rest In Peace...

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John
13 years ago

Thank you for your influence and creating your crucial influence that has accentuated rock and roll forever! Your notes will keep on rockin' for eternity..... J. Word, USA

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Barry Aslat
13 years ago

Ive had the pleasure of seeing one of my heros in Bo Diddley on a few occasions, i couldnt move to the beat he was playing, i was just still and silent in awe. Truly one of the best that was, he is definately one of my playing influences, I hope you are now jamming with Jimi, Blind Melon, Robert Johnson and the rest now, its been a while, you have some catching up to do with them all. See u when I get there mate. Long live the real king. Rest in peace brother, ur always in my soul Barry Aslat, Australia

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Steve Johnson
13 years ago

. . . last night and played a few bars of that riff. Anyone who has ever aspired to play 'rock' guitar is indebted to the man. Anyone who has aspired to play 'rock' guitar has played the Bo Diddley Beat. Steve Johnson, Newcastle upon Tyne UK

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patrick
13 years ago

I think Bo Diddley is one of the greatest talents of all time. I will never forget my First Bo Diddley Concert. HIs music, will live on in me, and others. Bo Diddley's beat sparked a fire that has lit a glow a Universe. My deepest sympathy for his family.

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Una Jovanovic
13 years ago

I saw him in London, a couple of years ago. Nobody of his age should have had half that much energy and enthusiasm. He said that this was his first visit to London in 40 years -- it turned out to be his last -- and I was privileged to be there for it. He also said: "The kids nowadays, they think they invented it all. The think they invented rap. But they didn't -- WE did. Let me give those kids a run for their money". And he DID!!!! Rest in peace, great one.

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Sandy Ray
13 years ago

You were one of the elite bunch, you took your music and put it down the wire to us, we couldn't resist, with the Duchess & Jerome you gave us a direct line to that rhythm and it made us all aware that music knows no bounds and takes no prisoners. When we first hear him you know he's special, God bless you Bo Diddley may you shine your light forever. Sandy & Ray, London UK

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Rita Higgison
13 years ago

Goodbye MR RnB keep on rockin up there.

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PUYDEBOIS FRANCIS
13 years ago

Me my band Arcahuetas from Bordeaux France are very sad about that terrible news . Who do you love ? Indeed We'll love and remember Mr Bo Diddley forever . RIP and keep the spirit of your music alive for centuries to come Francis "Foo Manchu" Bordeaux France

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A.Haleem
13 years ago

I first heard his music in MOMBASA, KENYA in 1956. He will be missed by all true rockers, I hope he will keep on playing his music in up there where ever he is. Thanks BO for all the years I shall NEVER forget you . RIP From : A.Haleem, Manchester, England. UK

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Coco Nut
13 years ago

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Coco Nut
13 years ago

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John H.
13 years ago

The Greatest, God Bless. Mr Rock and Roll. RIP

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rodrigues
13 years ago

with the faboulous Jeff Healey, now he's B Diddley who go out. Désolé pour mon anglais Au revoir bo diddeley et la-haut,tu rejoindras le J Hendrix, SRV, Gallagher etc...

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T.R. Westerman
13 years ago

I picked the crown icon because Bo was the king. I don't think he ever got the full recognition he deserved, much like the performer I first learned about Bo's turn of health from. One night, playing the Grogg Shop in Cleveland, OH, surf-guitar pioneer Dick Dale announced to the crowd that he saw on television just before coming on stage that Bo had a stroke while performing. An audible moan passed through the room as much of the crowd fell silent. Dale burned down the house playing a cover of Bo's self-titled breakthrough hit. But my best memory of listening to a Bo Diddley tune came a month after graduating college, just a year ago. My college room mate and I completed a tiring move. We collapsed on the chairs in the kitchen of our new place and wanted to relax. Without any electronics set up, we turned to an old turntable his grandparents bought him, both of us music-philes who wanted to hear the original mixes of artists like Diddley or the Grateful Dead. We put on BO DIDDLEY, a record I bought for 2 dollars at a record shop that survived several months fewer than Bo. As the player's speaker belted out the scratchy tunes, "Who Do You Love," "Pretty Thing," and others, we relaxed, too tired to move, and absorbed into the hypnotic world of the Bo Diddley sound. Music never sounded so good. The man knew how to do it. The originator. The master. And now, the greatly missed. God bless you, Bo. God bless.

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Trudy-Ann Hammond
13 years ago

I first met Bo through my brother, Lee, a keyboard player who worked with Bo in Australia in the eighties. Today, I went searching through my belongings, looking for a fancy gold dress ring that Bo had given to me around 26 years ago. (Bo was like that, a bit of a dad to everybody). I am really glad that I kept this ring in a safe place for all of these years, and I am wearing it today! I last spoke to Bo in the nineties, when he told me that he had been active in assisting disadvantaged people, in particular the Homeless. Not only was Bo the man who put the ROCK into ROCK N ROLL, but he was also a man of compassion and soul. My thoughts are with his family and extended family. Love always Trudy (Lee's sister)

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Michael Taska
13 years ago

I had a good friend that was a road manager for Bo, he came to play at the westbury music fair on long island and my friend asked to me to come. I got to meet and talk to Bo for 5 min's. He passed this on to me, "Mike if ya gunna play, Be You, don't worry about all the other guys, just be you... no one else can be a better you" I laughed at the time, but I have carried that thought a long time, and have used it in my music life. Somewhere I have a picture of him and I, and I will look for it... He was a great man, besides being a guitarist

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Ganya McCarty
13 years ago

We were good friends.. Bo, Connie and Ganya.. I will always remember you my dear friend as an honorable gentleman with such a wicked sense of humor. I still feel so honored that you wrote a song for me.. Thank you for your friendship.. Fly free till we meet again.. Ganya.. New Zealand

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Alan Davis
13 years ago

Thanks for everything. Rock on for ever. Alan "Mr Dee" Davis

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Gail V Fooks
13 years ago

I had the fortune of Meeting Mr Diddley at Melbourne Aust Airport many years ago, he thought I was his Chauffeur sadly I wasn't, I was waiting for my passenger to arrive off a flight. He was simply THE BEST ROCKER. Nothin But The Real Thing. Thank You Bo for the music. Gail Melb Australia

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cg
13 years ago

One of my first concerts was Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry at Astroworld in Texas. I haven't stopped jammin' since. To all musicians out there, play it loud and proud for Mr. Bo. Sincerest condolences to all of you and the family.

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cg
13 years ago

One of my first concerts was Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry at Astroworld in Texas. I haven't stopped jammin' since. To all musicians out there, play it loud and proud for Mr. Bo. Sincerest condolences to all of you and the family.

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Jill
13 years ago

RIP. Bo After the legends of rock tour you picked my son up at melbourne Airport and sat him on your suitcase, your kind soul shone through as you chatted to him. It is an honoured memory that shall last forever.

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Candy In California
13 years ago

We'll never forget the one and only time we were privileged enough to see you play. It was April 20th, 2006...at the Raven Theater, Healdsburg, California. Everyone there was filled with the passion of your music, your energy and your infectious smile. Thank-you Bo for the gift that you gave hundreds of thousands of times to the hundreds of thousands of people who you made happy. Candy and Mikie

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Terri Costantini
13 years ago

He was one of the original kings of Rock & Roll. I remember him in the fifties and sixties. Saw him in Vegas in 2002. He had everyone rockin, even the ones that never heard him before. He will be missed, one of the greats of our time......Terri from South Philadelphia