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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Bo Diddley Hospitalized.....

It is imperative that we really hold on to the "greats" because when they pass on into the afterlife, one may never behold such artistry ever again. I just found out that one of the greatest Blues musicians (and architects of Rock & Roll music), Bo Diddley has been hospitalized due to a stroke he sustained while performing in Iowa recently. Here's more from the NY Post:

Bo Diddley Suffers Stroke

May 17, 2007 -- Bo Diddley is in intensive care after suffering a stroke.

The legendary, 78-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist is in guarded condition at a hospital in Omaha, Neb., said his publicist, Susan Clary.

Diddley, who has a history of hypertension and diabetes, was hospitalized Sunday following a concert in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in which he acted disoriented, she said.

Tests indicated that the stroke affected the left side of his brain, impairing his speech and speech recognition.

Let's all send our prayers to this great musician and hope that he recovers-with the current state affairs relating to substandard musicianship in our culture, he is still sorely needed. Bo diddley, bo diddley have you heard? You're still needed sir!

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