Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

Here is a belated goodbye to one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century:

In later years he starred in the famous "Bo Knows" series of Nike ads with Bo Jackson, but I'll remember him best for his superlative rhythm guitar prowess which he used to cross over from blues to rock 'n' roll. He put the rhythm in R&B. He was an innovator who developed the early electric guitar.

I can still hear him vicariously any time I listen to the Rolling Stones, U2 or Bruce Springsteen, just to name three popular musical acts still playing today.

1 comment:

Riggstad said...

and how brother! and how!