BO DIDDLEY- Born Ellas Otha Bates, his 1st band was the Hipsters. Played for tips in ’43. Had black female guitar player (Lady Bo-1st female guitarist hired by major act) and a blond white man in his band. Duchess was Lady Bo’s replacement. A diddley bow is a primitive one-string guitar and a lot of them had square boxes kinda like Bo’s guitar. First recording was a 2-sided hit, Bo Diddley & I’mma man. Has any other notable artist ever penned a song using his name as the title? The shave-and-a-haircut beat from the song Bo Diddley comes from the game black children used to play with their hands, the hambone. Bo took that ditty and guitar’d it into a rock legend.