2008年6月17日 星期二

Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928June 2, 2008) was an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Often cited as a key figure in the transition from blues to rock and roll, he introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged guitar sound. He was also known for his characteristic rectangular guitar.

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2007年5月に心臓発作で倒れるまで、ステージ活動を続けていました。

ボ・ディドリー - Wikipediaでは、サングラスに四角いギターを持つ姿の写真を見ることができます。

芸名である「ボ・ディドリー」の由来は、

南部黒人のスラングで「何でもない」を意味する、あるいは南部の黒人が弾いていた一弦ギター、ディドリー・ボーをもじったものであるなど諸説ある



Columbia Encyclopedia: Diddley, Bo,
1928–, pioneering African-American rock-and-roll singer, guitarist, and songwriter, b. near McComb, Miss., as Otha Ellas Bates. He and his cousin, Gussie McDaniel, who raised him and whose last name he adopted, moved to Chicago when he was five. He studied violin, received his first guitar in 1940, and acquired the nickname “Bo Diddley” (probably from the single-stringed folk instrument called a diddley bow). Within a decade he was performing in South Side clubs, often playing a unique rectangular electric guitar.

Diddley became known for his pounding signature beat (bom ba-bom bom, bom bom; later an essential component of rock music) and for his guitar effects, jive talk, and strutting onstage style. He reached a wider audience with the release (1955) of his first record, containing “Bo Diddley” and “I'm a Man.” He had a number of other hits, but is perhaps most important for his powerful influence on generations of rockers, e.g., Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, and Bruce Springsteen. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Bibliography

See G. R. White, Bo Diddley: Living Legend (1998).

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