62 Years Ago Bo Diddley Has First Recording Session (Watch “Bo Diddley” live ’55)

62 years ago today (3/2/55) Bo Diddley has his first recording session at Universal Recording Studio in Chicago, where he laid down ‘Bo Diddley’, which went on the top the US R&B chart by the following June. Of course the artist would go onto bigger things and become a key influence in the first generation  of rock stars including Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones. Watch Diddley perform his namesake tune live in 1955…

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  1. I don’t like the sound of this “remastered” version and easily proves, technology is not always successful. As a professional musician, and listening on a system on which ALMOST EVERYTHING sounds great, I am disturbed by the second guitarists quarter notes that are louder than Bo’s guitar, Jerome’s maracas and the drum beat! Do yourself a favor and here what they listened to from 1955 until “technicians” had at this.

    The second obvious problem is; “click bait” sucks. I (and several others I am sure) thought this was a video of Bo in the recording studio. The title says it all: “62 YEARS AGO BO DIDDLEY HAS FIRST RECORDING SESSION (WATCH “BO DIDDLEY” LIVE ’55)”.

    Furthermore, it isn’t even true. When they take a bow, the music is still going. How is it live?

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