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“Bo Diddley” was recorded by Bo Diddley at the Universal Recording Studio in Chicago and released on the Chess Records subsidiary, Checker Records, in 1955. It became an immediate hit single that stayed on the US R&B charts for a total of 18 weeks, 2 of those weeks at #1. It is considered to be the first recording to introduce African rhythms into rock and roll directly by using the patted juba beat. It was Bo Diddley’s first recording and his first hit single. It is #62 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


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Bo Diddley bought his babe a diamond ring
If that diamond ring don't shine
He gonna take it to a private eye
If that private eye can't see

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