Monday, June 02, 2008

Bo Diddley

A true rock pioneer and legend has passed away.

I saw that Clash tour the article mentions in 1979 when he warmed them up and the audience got hostile during his set. The ridiculous choice of Alex Bevan as the opener was a disaster that set things in motion. The Clash's tour manager came onstage after Bo had played a song or two and told the assembled mob that either we shut the fuck up and show some respect or else the Clash was leaving without performing.

That go the Agora real quiet, real quick. Oh, and the Clash rocked real hard.

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