Who Do You Love? – Follow Up To “Bo Diddley And His Women”


In the recent entry Bo Diddley And His Women I wrote about some of the female musicians Bo Diddley worked with. The article Who Do You Love? by Ned Sublette mentions his collaborations with women:

At a time when black men were not allowed overt expressions of sexuality in mainstream popular music, Bo Diddley, like his Chicago colleagues, was unequivocally masculine. But that did not make him antifeminist: he was the first major rock ‘n’ roll performer—and one of the few ever—to hire a female lead guitarist, Lady Bo (Peggy Jones), in 1957, and he employed female musicians throughout his career.

Please make sure to read the original article, it’s a wonderful tribute to the late Bo Diddley.

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