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Bo Diddley, 1928-2008


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  • Variants

    • McDaniel, Ellas, 1928-2008
    • Bates, Otha Ellas, 1928-2008
    • McDaniel, Elias, 1928-2008
    • Diddley, Bo, 1928-2008
    • Bates, Ellas, 1928-2008
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Diddley, Bo
  • Sources

    • found: His The chess box [SR] p1990:label (Bo Diddley)
    • found: Harris, S. Blues who's who(McDaniel, Ellas (aka: Bo Diddley); b. 12-30-28, McComb, MS; name before adoption: Otha Ellas Bates)
    • found: New Grove dict. of Amer. music(Bo Diddley (McDaniel, Elias) b. 12-30-28, McComb, MS)
    • found: LC in OCLC, 11/27/91(hdg.: Diddley, Bo)
    • found: New York times WWW site, June 3, 2008(Bo Diddley, singer and guitarist; b. Otha Ellas Bates, McComb, Miss.; name changed to Otha Ellas McDaniel; stage name Bo Diddley adopted in 1954; d. Monday [June 2, 2008], Archer, Fla., at age 79)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 3, 2008(Bo Diddley; b. Dec. 30, 1928, McComb, Miss., as Ellas Otha Bates; d. June 2, 2008, Archer, Fla.; American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist)
    • found: Electric blues 1939-2005: the definitive collection. Part 2, 1954-1967, p2011:container (Bo Diddley) booklet (born Ellas Bates, December 30, 1928, McComb, Mississippi; moved to Chicago in 1934; song credit: Ellas McDaniel)
    • found: Oxford music online, November 7, 2013:Encyclopedia of popular music (Didley, Bo; born Otha Ellas Bates (later known as Ellas McDaniel), December 30, 1928, McComb, Mississippi; began his career as a boxer, where he received the sobriquet "Bo Diddley"; guitarist, singer, and songwriter; rightly regarded as a seminal figure in the history of rock and roll) Grove music online (Bo Diddley (Ellas McDaniel); born December 30, 1928, McComb, MS; died June 2, 2008, Archer, FL; American rock and roll singer)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 13, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Diddley, Bo ; McDaniel; Ellas McDaniel; guitarist, songwriter, blues musician / singer; born 20 December 1928 in McComb, Mississippi, United States; his first band, a trio named The Hipsters and later the Langley Alley Cats; developed a shave-and-a-haircut two bits sequence of rhythmic accents; while performing Uncle John, the group proclaimed Bo Diddley; appeared in the Eddie Murphy film comedy Trading Places (1983) and in 1989 Nike commercial with the sports figure Bo Jackson; inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987; received the Guitar Player magazine Lifetime Achievement Award; the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1996; a lifetime achievement award at the 1998 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame; died 02 June 2008 in Archer, Florida, United States)
  • LC Classification

    • ML420.B653
  • Change Notes

    • 1991-06-24: new
    • 2015-12-03: revised
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