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Founding Father: Bo Diddley (1928-2008) was a bluesman whose use of hambone, hambone rhythms was foundational for rock and roll. If you listen to Buddy Holly’s music, you will often hear Bo’s hambone, hambone beat. Around 1985, I was excited to see Bo Diddley perform live at the Kentucky State Fair.

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“That’ll be the day”–Buddy Holly died 61 years ago today. Rock and roll died with him.

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