On this day sixty years ago, Bo Diddley had his first recording session, for “Hey Bo Diddley.” Here he is performing the song ten years later, about the time a horde of musicians he influenced were about to make a splash.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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