Monday, June 2, 2008

Bo Diddley's daughter

Never mind what they call Elvis Presley -- the real Kings of Rock 'n' Roll are Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and Little Richard. And all three of them were still alive, until today, when Bo Diddley passed away at age 79.
My Diddley story: About five years ago, I was playing at a little ice-cream/coffee shop in Newport News, Va. A a woman was singing/humming along with some of the songs, and she sounded good. I asked her if she wanted to sing a song and I'd try to accompany her. Her songs were too jazzy for me to quite follow but it was fun, she was good. I asked her if she played guitar (I was going to let her accompany herself). She said no, but her dad did, professionally, but he was rarely home so she didn't get to learn from him. I asked her dad's name and she said Bo Diddley!