Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley
1928 - 2008

Bo Diddley  American Musician


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Bo Diddley was previously married to Sylvia Paiz (1992 - 2008), Kay Reynolds (1960 - 1980), Ethel-mae Smith (1946 - 1956) and Louise Woolingham.


American Musician Bo Diddley was born Ellas Bates on 30th December, 1928 in McComb, Mississippi, USA and passed away on 2nd Jun 2008 at his home in Archer, Florida. aged 79. He is most remembered for Blues diddler and rectangular guitarist. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Bo Diddley is a member of the following lists: American rock singers, American singer-songwriters and American male singers.


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Married4 20 years 11 years, 5 months 10 years
Total4 20 years 11 years, 5 months 10 years


First Name Bo
Last Name Diddley
Full Name at Birth Ellas Bates
Alternative Name The Black Gladiator, The Originator, Ellas B. McDaniel, Ellas McDaniel
Age 79 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th December, 1928
Birthplace McComb, Mississippi, USA
Died 2nd June, 2008
Place of Death at his home in Archer, Florida.
Cause of Death Heart Failure
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Evangelical
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Foster Vocational High School in Chicago
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter, musician
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Blues diddler and rectangular guitarist
Music Genre (Text) Chicago blues, Rhythm And Blues, Rock And Roll, Blues
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1943–2007, 1943'“2007
Music Style Early R&B, Rock & Roll, R&B, Electric Chicago Blues, Blues, Regional Blues
Music Mood Confident, Joyous, Party/Celebratory, Exuberant, Rousing, Rollicking, Playful, Boisterous, Freewheeling, Crunchy, Swaggering, Earthy, Rowdy, Street-Smart, Rambunctious, Raucous, Bravado
Instrument Guitar, Vocals, Violin
Instrument (text) Vocals, Guitar, Violin, Keyboards, Percussion, Drums
Record Label Checker, Chess, BoKay Productions, RCA, MF Productions, Triple X, Atlantic
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Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates; December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll. He influenced many artists, including Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals, and the Clash.

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Bo Diddley79 CapricornMusician
Sylvia Paiz-
Kay Reynolds-
Ethel-mae Smith-
Louise Woolingham-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Tammi DeanneFemaleKay Reynolds
Terri Lynne McDanielFemaleKay Reynolds


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