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Bo Diddley/Willie and the Hand Jive: Bo Diddley, Johnny Otis and Eric Clapton

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the performer Bo Diddley and his self-titled song. This is a terrific ‘roots rock’ song, one of the most important tunes that marked the transition from R&B to rock music. After discussing … Continue reading

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Hound Dog: Big Mama Thornton, Freddie Bell and Elvis Presley

Hello there. This edition of Tim’s Cover Story looks at Hound Dog, one of the most influential songs in the early days of rock, covered by one of rock music’s greatest performers and innovators. The song not only thrust Elvis … Continue reading

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