Bo Diddley has been hospitalized with a stroke.
By David Brewer
I got a call from my friend Don who played drums for Bo Diddley (left, back in the day) for years. He gave me the news that Bo had a stroke after playing a concert in Ohio last Sunday.
I played with him many times while I was touring with Albert Collins, most memorably a three-night stand when my band backed him at a place called the Under The Rail in downtown Seattle. He was really funny and a great player who everybody copied, from Buddy Holley to the Rolling Stones.
My father had a stroke three years ago and it finally took his life, so I know how debilitating they can be. I just wanted to make sure everybody in the Blues community says a prayer for him and remembers where the groove comes from.
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