More on Bo Diddley via WFMU's blog... good roundup of music blogs on Mr Diddley...
"Of course, the saddest news on the music blogs in the past couple of weeks has been the passing of Bo Diddley. In memory of this bona-fide legend, The B Side pulls out one of his usual comprehensive tributes, as does Living In Stereo, and of course, Reverend Frost, who idolized the man. And don't miss out on the story of Bo's run in with Ed Sullivan. You can explore his music by starting with some classic tracks, then some Rare & Well Done (courtesy of this very blog), then jump into the funk-blues of 1970's Black Gladiator and 1971's Another Dimension, then wind down with Bo on stage Live In '82. As for his lasting influence, you can always take a listen to the Animals' "Story of Bo Diddley", or check out some 60s garage covers, as well as look at songs that use the famous Diddley beat. And then of course there is his influence on Maureen Tucker, so we have to throw in some VU songs as well.
But there is one song in particular that lyrically stands as the most fitting Bo Diddley epitaph, from his 1976 album The 20th Anniversary of Rock'N'Roll.
Listen to: Bo Diddley, "Kill My Body"