6/02/2008

R.I.P Bo Diddley

I was saddened to hear about the passing of one of rock & roll's greats this afternoon. Bo Diddley played guitar his way and without him we would of probrably never had the Stones and countless garage rock bands. F.I.B was lucky enough to see Bo live right here in Brooklyn about 7 years ago at an afternoon show at MetroTech, it was definitely one of my favorite concerts ever. His presence was electric, there is a reason he was legend, he just had it ALL going on. When he played "You Pretty Thing" I almost died on the spot! I couldn't believe I was there looking and hearing Bo Diddley in Brooklyn of all places. It was the first time he had been back to Brooklyn since the 1950's and he just seemed so damn happy to be there. The crowd was one of the better crowds, mixed on every level and there was nothing but smiles and dancing.

Rest in Peace Bo!

1 comment:

The Music Director, WWIB said...

FIB!! -->

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zBAJXyF1HVc

Mark E. Smith of the Fall loved Bo too-- we all did.

The Music Director
Who Walk In Brooklyn