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Friday, July 15, 2005

50 years ago, Checker Records released Bo Diddley’s first record "Bo Diddley"/"I'm A Man". His distinctive guitar playing introduced a new rhythm to rock and roll and forever changed the sound of popular music. He joins us today for a look at his 50-year career in music.

Events:
Bo Diddley will be playing on:
Saturday, July 16th
Long Island Summer Festival
Oyster Bay, NY
» More info

Music: Bo Diddley
Track 1: Bo Diddley
Track 5: Who Do You Love?
Track 2: I’m a Man
Track 8: Road Runner
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