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  • Rock pioneer Bo Diddley dies at age 79

    06/02/2008 10:07:32 AM PDT · by xcamel · 26 replies · 110+ views
    AP ^ | 0602/2008 | staff
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A spokeswoman says rock pioneer Bo Diddley has died. He was 79. The spokeswoman says Diddley died of heart failure Monday. He had suffered a heart attack in August 2007, three months after suffering a stroke while touring in Iowa. Doctors said the stroke affected his ability to speak, and he had returned to Florida to continue rehabilitation. Diddley was known for his homemade square guitar, dark glasses and black hat. His first single, "Bo Diddley," introduced record buyers in 1955 to his signature rhythm: bomp ba-bomp bomp, bomp bomp, often summarized as "shave and a...
  • Bo Diddley has died

    06/02/2008 9:05:44 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 107 replies · 480+ views
    Fox News Radio ^ | 6-2-08 | Hoagy
    Bo Diddley has died...details upcoming
  • Bo Diddley hospitalized after stroke (78, condition improves after stroke, see post 35)

    05/16/2007 6:32:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 962+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/07 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Bo Diddley is in intensive care after suffering a stroke in western Iowa, a publicist said Wednesday. The 78-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was listed in guarded condition at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., said Susan Clary, a publicist for the musician's management team. Diddley, who has a history of hypertension and diabetes, was hospitalized Sunday following a concert in Council Bluffs in which he acted disoriented, she said. Tests indicated that the stroke affected the left side of his brain, impairing his speech and speech recognition, Clary said. Clary...