Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley

Rock and roll guitarist, singer, songwriter
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Bo Diddley

Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates; December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll. He influenced many artists, including Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals, and the Clash.

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Full name at birth
Ellas Bates
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Claim to fame
Blues diddler and rectangular guitarist
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Date of birth
30 December 1928
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Place of birth
McComb, Mississippi, USA
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Date of death
2 June 2008
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Age
79 (age at death)
Place of death
at his home in Archer, Florida.
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Cause of death
Heart Failure
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Occupation
Singer-songwriter, musician
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5' 7" (170 cm)
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High school
Foster Vocational High School in Chicago
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