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    Sad Bo Diddley in the hospital after a stroke on Sunday

    The man for whom one of rock's fundamental rhythms is named - the Bo Diddley beat, the basis of innumerable rock classics - has been
    hospitalized after suffering a stroke on Sunday, May 13th. The 78-year-old Hall of Famer, who has a history of hypertension and diabetes - three years ago he had a toe amputated because of his hyperglycemia - was taken to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., after showing signs of disortientation following a concert at Harrah's Casino in Council Bluffs. The stroke is said to have affected the left side of his brain, impairing speech and speech recognition. He remains in "guarded" condition in intensive care


    You may not even know his name but the beat has been used in music to this very day. Modern rock music would not be the same without it. My prayers and thoughts go out to the cat with the square guitar.
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    Re: Bo Diddley in the hospital after a stroke on Sunday

    Wow, I was just listening to his album Bo Diddley is a Lover yesterday. Hope he can recover from this and continue to be with us for much longer. A true rock legend.

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    Re: Bo Diddley in the hospital after a stroke on Sunday

    This sucks. We're losing America's musical heritage more and more every day. The real pioneers who made the best music ever laid down are dropping left and right. I hope he pulls through, but at his age I doubt it. I was lucky enough to see BB King on his 80th birthday recently and the entire time I was thinking, "God I hope this isn't my last and only chance to see him." These guys are treasures.

    Good luck Bo!

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    Re: Bo Diddley in the hospital after a stroke on Sunday

    I agree. It is such a shame to see the true legends of music pass on before my eyes and some of them not recognized as a Hall of Famer cause the people who run the show up there in Vleveland put their own agenda in front of honoring Rock's legends.
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    Re: Bo Diddley in the hospital after a stroke on Sunday

    I too hope he pulss through and gets well soon. I'm sitting here right next to my Bo Diddly signed guitar strap, which I shall always treasure along with when I met the man.

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    Re: Bo Diddley in the hospital after a stroke on Sunday

    this is such a shame, he was due to come to the uk and all in a few weeks, according to reports he is up and walking around and expected out of intensive care in a few days,

    bo diddley at the jazz cafe in london last june was the best concert i went to last year 2 1/2 hours! awesome performer,
    hope he gets better.
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    Re: Bo Diddley in the hospital after a stroke on Sunday

    oh wow. I love bo diddley, at least he is in a good hospital, I went to school at creighton and they are known for their medical expertise. will say an extra prayer for him.

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