FLOR500, Garden 275 Bo Diddley, Musician (1928–2008) Ellas Otha Bates, known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. In the late 1970s, Diddley moved to Hawthorne, Florida. For the remainder of his life he spent time between Albuquerque, New Mexico and Florida, living the last 13 years of his life in Archer, Florida. The local Gainesville community plaza was named in his honor and hosts community concerts year-round.
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Bo Diddley, Musician 

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Bo Diddley, Musician 

(1928–2008)

Ellas Otha Bates, known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. In the late 1970s, Diddley moved to Hawthorne, Florida. For the remainder of his life he spent time between Albuquerque, New Mexico and Florida, living the last 13 years of his life in Archer, Florida. The local Gainesville community plaza was named in his honor and hosts community concerts year-round.





 




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