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