share
The great Bo Diddley passed away earlier this month and Edge recalls the influence of one of the 'very few true originals in rock'n'roll'.

Speaking to the New York Times, Edge said, "There are very few true originals in Rock and Roll, Yves Klein had a colour named after him, Bo Diddley had a beat, West African in origin, but honed to perfection by the man from McComb Mississippi.
'Bo Diddley and his beat exerted a huge influence on the development of early rock and roll and beyond, from The Stooges' 1969 to U2's Desire. He will be greatly missed, but his beat will go on.'

Listen to Desire.

More on 'The Originator'.

Recent News all news

20 Feb, 2020

 Subscribers Special
Director Matt Askem on capturing the eXPERIENCE (+ iNNOCENCE) Tour On Film

24 Jan, 2020

Announcing our 2020 subscription offer. The complete show on limited edition DVD.

22 Jan, 2020

 Subscribers Special
He always gets to play a new U2 single first. A U2 Playlist from Dave Fanning.

14 Jan, 2020

In the US? More screenings of the live show on the way.

Related Topics