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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2008
Statement from Little Steven Van Zandt On the Death of the Grand Daddy of Garage Rock, Bo Diddley
“Little Richard invented Rock and Roll as we know it, Chuck Berry is its Poet Laureate, but Bo Diddley was the Grand Daddy of Garage Rock. The most covered artist by the British Invasion, he stole the show at our Underground Garage Festival in 2004 from the likes of the New York Dolls, and Iggy and the Stooges, both of whom covered him in their criminal youth. The Pretty Things named their band after one of his songs, the Rolling Stones were discovered in a club named after another. He rocked the world for 50 years and it’ll never be enough. Gonna miss you Bo.”