'He influenced the Beatles and the Rolling Stones' says Mickey Hart
“His slashing rhythm guitar brought the most powerful rhythms from west Africa into rock ‘n roll,” said Hart.
“When I was 14 years old I happened to wander into a club and have the opportunity to play my first public performance with the master. It seems his drummer was late and asked if there was drummer in the house. That moment will always be with me.”
Hart added, “Rock the heavens, Mr Diddley, like only you can.”
–By our Los Angeles staff.