Bo Diddley, was quite a guy, a true r&r pioneer. He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock that influenced many artists, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and many more.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. And lets not forget his trademark rectangular guitar

Notes taken from Bo Diddley's Essential Guide:

Alcohol and Drugs Only drink Grand Marnier, and that’s to keep the throat from drying up in a place where there’s a lot of smoke. As for drugs: a big NO!

Cows If they wanna play, and you don’t wanna make pets out of ‘em, and you can’t eat ‘em – then get rid of ‘em!

Women If you wanna meet a nice young lady, then you try to smell your best. A girl don’t like nobody walking up in her face smelling like a goat. Then, you don’t say crap like “Hey, don’t I know you?” The first thing you ask her is: “Are you alone?” If she tells you that she’s with her boyfriend, then you see if the cat’s as big as you. If you don’t have no money, just smell right. And for God’s sake don’t be pulling on her and slapping on her. You don’t hit the girls! If you do this, you can’t miss.

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