Bo Diddley's 76th birthday


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We are delighted to be able to announce the details of BO DIDDLEY's forthcoming 76th birthday party!

One of the undisputed legends of rock & roll and a true original, BO DIDDLEY will be celebrating his 76th birthday live on-stage at Berbati's Pan, 10 SW Third Avenue in Portland, OR on Thursday December 30th 2004. Further details can be obtained by calling the Box Office & Info. Line on 503-248-4579.

The previous evening, Wednesday December 29th 2004, BO DIDDLEY will be performing live at The Showbox, 1426 First Avenue in Seattle, WA. Further details of this gig can be obtained by calling the Info. Line on 206-628-3151. Please note that dates and venues are subject to change. Please check with the Forthcoming Appearances page of the BO DIDDLEY-The Originator authorized website at http://members.tripod.com/~Originator_2/dates.html for the latest updates.

If you can't make it to the above shows, you can still send BO DIDDLEY your special 76th birthday greetings and messages by signing the BO DIDDLEY-The Originator website's Guestbook which is located at http://members.tripod.com/~Originator_2/guestbook.html You can rest assured that BO DIDDLEY will get to see each and every one of your messages.

The winter of 2004-2005 marks the 50th anniversary of BO DIDDLEY recording a demo of his songs “I'm A Man" and “Uncle John". In late February 1955 he entered the Chess Record Corporation offices at 4750-2 South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago, IL with his demo recording and on Wednesday March 2nd 1955 he made his debut recordings, taping the songs “Bo Diddley", “I'm A Man", “Little Girl" and “You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)" at the Universal Recording Studio in Chicago, IL. Late March 2005 marks the 50th anniversary of Checker Records releasing his debut single “Bo Diddley"/"I'm A Man" (Checker 814) and Wednesday May 4th 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of his single entering the Billboard Rhythm & Blues Singles Chart, reaching No. 2, spending a total of 15 weeks on the Chart and exceeding one million copies in initial sales.

This is a unique opportunity for you to convey your appreciation and best wishes to one of the founding fathers of rock & roll and the popularizer of the world-famous BO DIDDLEY beat on the occasion of his 76th birthday and his 50th anniversary in music. Please visit the BO DIDDLEY-The Originator authorized website at http://members.tripod.com/~Originator_2/index.html and sign the Guestbook and show your support for The Originator - BO DIDDLEY. Thank you very much.

David Blakey, Webmaster, BO DIDDLEY-The Originator http://members.tripod.com/~Originator_2/index.html A Celebration of his unique contribution to Popular Music. 1954-55 to 2004-05 - Celebrating 50 Years of The Bo Diddley Beat!

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