Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Bo Diddley: influence on Dylan?

Several readers have suggested a Dylan-focussed obit for Bo Diddley, who died yesterday.

While I share the general sadness at Bo’s death and acknowledge his massive influence on 1950/60s r‘n’b, notably via Buddy Holly and the Rolling Stones, I’m not aware of him having had much direct influence on Dylan.

If you know how the great Bo might have influenced The Mighty Zim, The Dylan Daily would love to hear from you.

Gerry Smith