The night Bo Diddley banned the Beat ...

The night Bo Diddley banned the Beat -- Music, David Bowie, Wes...

There are 1 comment on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 3, 2008, titled The night Bo Diddley banned the Beat -- Music, David Bowie, Wes.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

"Whatever you do, do not play 'the Beat!' " That was the first thing Bo Diddley said to us before we walked onto the stage of the Music Machine club in West L.A. for two sets in 1983.

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Karl from the Keys

United States

#1 Jun 3, 2008
As a guitarist and fan of great guitarists (many to name),
I had the great pleasure to see Bo Didley about 18 years ago or so @ Woody's on Miami Beach (no longer there).
He played a gig with Ron Wood (owner) that night with a
very good back-up band from NYC. It was in a club atmosphere where you have a drink in your hand, dance if you want, check out all the hot babes and are standing
NMT 10-25 feet away from these two icons. Bo was absolutely incredible! I feel lucky and enriched in my lifetime to having seen him live and up close. Blown away
is the only way to describe it. He played with a kick-ass
look on his face as in "I am rockin and you are rollin" and
let' get down with our bad selves. Man o man - thanks Bo.
I'll be sure to play one of your tunes at my next gig and make a toast to you, my man!!

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