John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Ten random things: June 2

Ten songs that used the Bo Diddley beat:

  1. Elvis Presley - His Latest Flame
  2. Bruce Springsteen - She's the One
  3. U2 - Desire
  4. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
  5. George Michael - Faith
  6. The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
  7. Guns N' Roses - Mr. Brownstone
  8. The Who - Magic Bus
  9. Johnny Otis - Willie and the Hand Jive
  10. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - The Game of Love

Legendary rocker Bo Diddley died today. His signature rhythm is a syncopated beat similar to a rumba, and you can hear it all over the damn place once you know to listen for it. Here's how Diddley did it (Hey! Bo Diddley), and The Who's interpretation of it (Magic Bus).


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