Bo Diddley, a singer and guitarist who invented his own name, his own guitars, his own beat and, with a handful of other musical pioneers, rock ’n’ roll itself, died Monday at his home in Archer, Fla. He was 79.
I missed this yesterday, but it needs to be noted. Another of the Foundations of Rock passes.
UPDATE: He passed three years ago. Apologies, all. I picked up the link as a “new” link from somewhere else, and didn’t check the date on the NYT piece. My bad. Although I do have to say I really didn’t know he had died, and now I do, so there is that.