Never to be imitated or forgotten. The first second you hear his music, you know that this is unique and special. I wish him the best possible — he brought joy to all of us who grew up in the 1950’s.
Although I grew up in the mid 60s to seventies, there has always been something about the 50s music that I liked.
Its originality, upbeat lyrics and tunes still keep me listening. It was happy, good music.
I watch the Time Life infomercials on the 1950s CD’s just for the fun of it.
I remember him so well back in the day. And, I was lucky enough to hear him up close and personal at a small island club in Florida in the late 1980s. Hadn’t lost a thing.
His daughter Tammi and her band, Prodigy, opened for him.
I spent some time with his then wife, Kay Reynolds McDaniel. The McDaniel lived in Hawthorne near Gainesville at the time. I think he and some of the kids still do.
There is no one like Bo Diddley.