Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Bo Diddley Live

Bo Diddley played his eponymous song, featuring his famous syncopated beat and tremolo guitar, on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1955. He felt that he didn't get enough credit as a rock 'n' roll pioneer and was frustrated that he couldn't accrue royalties from musicians who used his beat, stating in a 2005 Rolling Stone interview, “I tell musicians, ‘Don’t trust nobody but your mama.’ And even then, look at her real good.”


Michael J. Mand said...

Perhaps the most identifiable, and most copied, guitar riff in rock 'n' roll history. And perhaps one of the simplest as well. There is beauty in simplicity.

Jeff Tone said...

One more example of "less is more."