Bo Diddley Dies

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 09:53.

Bo Diddley died yesterday.  We should all appreciate people before they die, but his was a great life and I can say that I appreciated his life lesson.  He came to perform at Miami University, while I was in college there and I worked on the student program board, so I saw a bit of the off-stage persona, as well as the on-stage persona. 

Despite his advanced age (compared to twenty-year olds), even then, he chastised the young, lethargic audience to get off their butts and move to the music. 

And, after the college performance, he went up town to a local hole-in-the-wall, on his own initiative and played sets with a local band until the bar closed.   Now, that's living!  Bo Diddley epitomizes the spirit of rock-and-roll and I am glad to say that I met the legend in my lifetime.

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