Monday, June 02, 2008

R.I.P. Bo Diddley

Accomplished musician Bo Diddley passed away today at the age of 79.

For a number of people my age their first experience with Bo Diddley came via a Nike commercial. It featured Diddley, Bo Jackson, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretsky and a number of other athletes. Including, Jim "My name's not Chris" Everett telling us that Bo knows football! Even to this day, it's one of the coolest commercials that Nike has ever produced.

I can only imagine how many times the phrase "you don't know Diddley" was used throughout the '90's.

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