Quotes by Bo Diddley

About Bo Diddley:

Ellas Otha Bates was an American R&B and Chicago Blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and music producer (usually as Ellas McDaniel). He was also known as the Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll, and rock, influencing a host of acts, including the Animals, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Parliament Funkadelic, the Velvet Underground, the Who, the Yardbirds, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley and the Beatles, among others.

Author Bio

  • NameBo Diddley
  • DescriptionAmerican R&B musician
  • AliasesEllas Otha Bates; Ellas McDaniel; The Originator
  • BornDecember 30, 1928
  • DiedJune 2, 2008
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionGuitarist; Singer; Singer-songwriter; Composer
  • AwardsGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award