Hey! Bo Diddley

In January of last year, BBC Radio 2 broadcast a 3-part documentary (yes, they have radio documentaries in the UK) on Bo Diddley. It was narrated by Roger Daltrey and was very entertaining. I recorded it from the BBC’s internet stream using Audio Hijack Pro and still have the shows in my iTunes Library. Since the BBC would probably frown on me making them public, I’ve been nosing around their website, looking for a link that I could post.

So far, I’ve had no luck. I did learn that Radio 6 (6 Music) rebroadcast the shows in March of this year; unfortunately, the links on this page don’t work. Maybe Bo’s death yesterday will prompt another rebroadcast.

In the meantime, here’s a great performance from 1966’s The Big T.N.T. Show, a kind of followup to the better-known The T.A.M.I. Show. I Twittered a link to it yesterday--it’s my favorite Bo video on YouTube. Check out the moves by Bo and the girls and the great white guitar cords bouncing behind them.