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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Music: Bo Diddley Survives Heart Attack! The Bo Diddley Beat Keeps on Thumpin'

Doctors claim Diddley's heartbeat goes bump ba dump ba dump, bump bump

Associated Press reports that Bo Diddley is in stable condition after a heart attack late last week. He spent the weekend in intensive care and is now in the cardiac care unit at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Diddley had a stroke in May in Iowa. For those not in the know, Bo Diddley is one of the greatest and downright coolest pioneers in rock. The man has his own beat, made his own guitars, inspired 60's British invasion bands like the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and the Yardbirds and wrote a clutch of killer songs. Here's a YouTube clip of vintage Bo from 1964 doing "Hey, Bo Diddley" and making the white girls freak out. This is as great as rock gets:

We wish Bo Diddley and his family the best and a speedy recovery!

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