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By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist
On March 2, 1955, Bo Diddley recorded the legendary self-titled song “Bo Diddley” in his first session at Universal Recording Studios in Chicago. The song would go on to top the R&B charts, and its backbeat influenced rock bands for generations to come, including the Rolling Stones, who mined its beat for their hit “Not Fade Away.”
Here’s a 1955 performance of the famous song:
Other songs featuring the Bo Diddley beat:
“She’s the One,” Bruce Springsteen
“Faith,” George Michael
“Magic Bus,” The Who
“I Want Candy,” The Strangeloves/Bow Wow Wow
“Screwdriver,” The White Stripes
Jessica Wheeler is a columnist for AliveTampaBay.