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    RIP - BO DIDDLEY aged 79, a rock 'n' roll pioneer.


    RIP - BO DIDDLEY aged 79, a rock 'n' roll pioneer.

    Bo Diddley was an American rock'n'roll singer/songwriter and guitarist.Often cited as a key figure in the transition from blues to rock and roll.He introduced more insistent,driving rhythms and a hard-edged guitar sound.He was also known for his characteristic rectangular guitar.He died on June 2,2008 at the age of 79 of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida.Garry Mitchell,a grandson of Diddley and one of more than 35 family members at the musician's home when he died at about 1:45 a.m. EDT (0545 GMT),said his death was not unexpected."There was a gospel song that was sung and he said 'wow' with a thumbs up," Mitchell told Reuters,when asked to describe the scene at Diddley's deathbed."The song was 'Walk Around Heaven' and in his last words he said that he was going to heaven.

    Posted on 2008-06-04 02:52:58 and written by dimitris