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Bo Diddley

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Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm & blues and rock & roll singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer. He is cited as a key figure in the transition of blues into rock and roll, by introducing more insistent, driving rhythms and a harder-edged guitar sound. His use of African rhythms and the signature "Bo Diddley beat", a simple five-accent hambone rhythm, is a cornerstone of r&b, rock, pop and hip hop. In recognition of his achievements, 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 is also recognized for his technical innovations, including his distinctive rectangular guitar.


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    Bo Diddley bought his baby a diamond ring
    If that diamond ring don't shine
    He gonna take it to a private eye
    If that private eye can't see
    He better not take the ring from me
    Bo Diddley  -  407,530 plays
    Now when I was a little boy,
    At the age of five,
    I had somethin' in my pocket,
    Keep a lot of folks alive.
    Now I'm a man,
    I'm A Man  -  352,417 plays
    I walk 47 miles of barbed wire
    I use a cobra snake for a necktie
    I got a brand new house on the roadside
    Made from rattlesnake hide
    I got a brand new chimney made on top
    Who Do You Love  -  224,692 plays
    (Ellas McDaniel) 1956
    You pretty thing,
    Let me buy you a wedding ring,
    Let me hear the choir sing,
    Oh you pretty thing.
    Pretty Thing  -  148,399 plays
    (jerome green) 1956
    (bo diddley): well, every day I work,
    Bringing home my pay,
    Come to find out baby,
    You've bin giving my money away.
    Bring It To Jerome  -  94,041 plays
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