TODAY: The “Play It Loud” Exhibit opened today at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art which features iconic musical instruments from the world of Rock n Roll. Included in the exhibit is Bo’s infamous “Twang Machine,” the self designed red “square” guitar that he designed in the 1950s and became known for the world over. The exhibit runs through October then moves to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in November. See link below for more details.
DECEMBER 30, 2018: Happy 90th Birthday, Bo! We love and miss you, and are grateful for your life, your love, and all the many blessings you gave to us and to the world of music. Fans, while Bo continues to rest in power, we can’t wait to share some very exciting news with you in the coming days. Watch this space! Rock on, Bo!!! 🎸 We ❤️ you!!!
RIP Jody Williams...from the street corners of Chicago’s South Side to the hallowed halls of Chess Records, Jody’s unmistakable sound and often replicated guitar licks — from Bo’s “Who Do You Love,” Howlin’ Wolf’s “Evil” and “Forty Four,” and Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Don’t Start Me Talking” — will continue to entertain and influence generations of music lovers the world over. RIP, Jody 🎸
Prayers up for the iconic, the legendary, the one, the only, THE QUEEN, the First Lady of Soul, the GREAT Aretha Franklin. May the Lord hold her in the palm of his hands, and let the love of her many millions of fans around the world rain down like calming waters and comfort her and those who love her during this difficult time. 🙏
Remembering the Mighty Bo Diddley today on the 10th anniversary of his passing. Considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century, Bo broke new ground in rock and roll’s formative years with his unique guitar work, indelible African rhythms, inventive songwriting and larger-than-life persona. Gone but never forgotten. We love and miss you, Bo. 🎸
Often overlooked in the conversation about the role of women in popular music, “The Duchess,” (Norma Jean Woffard) was Bo Diddley’s earliest sidekick who could rock her Cadillac guitar with the best of them. Read more about The Duchess here: https://dangerousminds.net/comments/bo_diddley_and_the_long_lost_duchess_of_rock_n_roll (Photo L-R: Jerome Green, The Duchess, Bo Diddley; 1963)
Thanks to Paste Magazine who just ranked “Bo Diddley” #12 on their list of The 50 Best Southern Rock Albums of All Time. “To limit Ellas McDaniel (aka Bo Diddley) to being a blues or R&B artist is to ignore the impact the Mississippi native had on the birth and growth of rock ’n’ roll.” —Josh Jackson (h/t Jim Vorel)