Top

music

Stories

 

Bo Diddley

9:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7. Harrah's VooDoo Café and Lounge (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).

Musicologists categorize the "Bo Diddley beat" as a variation on the clavé, a basic three-two (or two-three) pattern of accents that underlies much Afro-Cuban music. And while Diddley is justifiably famous for popularizing the influential rhythm that bears his name, that's not his only contribution to rock history. His rumbling, Latin-tinged hoodoo defined a distinct musical territory between Chuck Berry's teen-friendly anthems and the murkier, adult blues produced by their 1950s labelmates on Chicago's Chess (and Checker) Records, and his self-designed, rectangular guitars and experiments with special effects prefigured the technological dabbling that began in the psychedelic era and continues today. Remarkably, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member still tours at age 77, proving that, among lots of other things, Bo knows longevity.

 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
 

Concert Calendar

  • April
  • Wed
    16
  • Thu
    17
  • Fri
    18
  • Sat
    19
  • Sun
    20
  • Mon
    21
  • Tue
    22
St. Louis Event Tickets
Loading...