A Comparison Between Bo Diddley and U2

by Stanely Stuyvesant · June 2, 2008

Bo DiddleyWith the passing of rock Pioneer Bo Diddley, we thought we'd do a comparison of his famous "Bo Diddley" beat and its presence in contemporary songs today, namely U2's Desire. As you can see for yourself, this guy had a big influence on the music we hear today. Pretty cool stuff. And even cooler name.

First, his self-titled song Bo Diddley:

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Second, Desire by U2:

[audio:/2008/06/u2-desire.mp3]