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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bo Diddley Spring Weekend 1959


Here is the rare as sin (until just recently) private press record from the 70's (I believe) of Bo recorded live at Cornell University.

Jerome was hot that night!

Bo_Diddley_-_Spring_Weekend_1959

4 Comments:

Timmy said...

Oh, man. This is too much! Thank ya, thank ya...

johnnyq said...

W-O-W Thanks.Any info on this?

Jon said...

awesome piece of history here...

Anonymous said...

When Bo played a gig at Philadelphia's Penn's Landing, I slipped back to his trailer and
actually showed him the LP. Upon seeing it, Bo became immediately enraged (not the reaction I anticipated), saying "What's this? What's this? I didn't authorize this!" For a few moments, it seemed likely he was going to rip it to shreds in front of me! Fortunately, he cooled down and finally signed the thing for me. Although Bo did not authorize it, the record stands as an important document of his early years and probably got no farther than the confines of the university. I believe it was released in 1959/1960, not in the 70's.

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