While both rock legends and rock historians give him a great deal of credit for the birth of rock Bo Diddley never saw much money from it all. The Rolling Stones toured with him on their way up. The Beatles were enamored of his music. The Animals wrote The Story of Bo Diddley to give him his due. Today on WTIT we are featuring that Animal tune along with the music of Bo Diddley. Bo successfully won a law suit in the mid 1990’s that his manager had cheated him out of nearly a half million dollars. It is not known, but rather unlikely that he ever saw that money.
Bo Diddley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. He was best known for his signature song that was covered by many, Who Do You Love. It is on today's playlist. He died of heart arrest today at the age of 79. May he long be remembered and may he rest in peace.