Awards & Winners

Bo Diddley

Date of Birth 30-December-1928
Place of Birth McComb
(Pike County, Mississippi, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Bo Diddley, Bo Didley, Bo Diddly, Ellas McDaniel, Ellas Otha Bates McDaniel, Ellas Bates, bo_diddley, Diddley, Bo, Elias McDaniel, The Black Gladiator, Ellas B. McDaniel, The Originator, Ellas Otha Bates
Profession Songwriter, Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Film Score Composer, Actor
Ellas Otha Bates, known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American R&B vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock, influencing a host of acts, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles, among others. He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged electric guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs, along with African rhythms and a signature beat that remains a cornerstone of rock and pop. Accordingly, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was known in particular for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar.

Awards by Bo Diddley

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Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Bo Diddley / I'm a Man
(Bo Diddley)
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award