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date: 21 April 2021

Diddley, Bolocked

(30 December 1928-2 June 2008)
  • Margena A. Christian


Diddley, Bo (30 December 1928-2 June 2008), guitarist, singer, songwriter and music producer, was born in McComb, Mississippi. He believed Eugene Bates to be his biological father. His mother, Ethel Wilson, gave birth to him at sixteen years old. He used the surname Bates until his mother’s first cousin, Gussie McDaniel, adopted him at age five and raised him. When her husband died, she moved the family in ...

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