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Legendary blues guitarist Bo Diddley is shown in this undated publicity photograph. Diddley has died in Florida on June 2, 2008 after being ill for several months.  REUTERS/Courtesy Universal Music Group/Handout (UNITED STATES).  NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

Bo Diddley used a canny sense of PR to open the door for modern rock and hip hop

The famous “shave-and-a-haircut, two-bits” beat didn’t start with Bo Diddley, who died on June 3, 2008. Through sheer force of will, he made it his own.

Bob Dylan, “The Night We Called It a Day” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan, “The Night We Called It a Day” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

The twist in Bob Dylan’s new video adds a new complexity to a song that used to only be about two lovers’ theoretical last evening together.

Bob Dylan, “Stay With Me” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan, “Stay With Me” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

If Bob Dylan’s new song is any indication, ‘Shadows in the Night’ could end up surprising more than a few naysayers. It’s certainly changed my mind.

Jimmy Rushing, “Good Morning Blues” (1937): One Track Mind

Sometimes, you’ve simply got to talk back to the blues. That’s what happened to Jimmy Rushing, appearing here with the Count Basie Orchestra.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Harry Partch, “Barstow” (1943)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Harry Partch, “Barstow” (1943)

You’ve gotta love a musical curmudgeon. Better still, a musical curmudgeon with a ton of great ideas.

Sinatra, Martin and Davis – Christmas with the Rat Pack (2002)

Sinatra, Martin and Davis – Christmas with the Rat Pack (2002)

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. seemed to always being playing on the house stereo when I was a kid.

Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton (1921-2013): An Appreciation

Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton (1921-2013): An Appreciation

NEA jazz master Chico Hamilton, whose career highlights included stints with Lester Young and leading his own celebrated West Coast-jazz band, has died. The legendary drummer was 92.

Stan Getz, Tito Puente, Herb Alpert, others – It’s a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba (2013)

At first, this idea of Latin-Jewish music might seem exotic. Who mixes congas and kugels — much less bagels and bongos, right? The truth is, it’s been with us since at least the 1930s

Movies that, well, suck: Top 10 Vampire Films

Movies that, well, suck: Top 10 Vampire Films

Vampires have admittedly had a bad run as of late, with the original mythology of these creatures of the night having sunken into downright pathetic territory.

Books: Elvis Music FAQ, by Mike Eder (2013)

Books: Elvis Music FAQ, by Mike Eder (2013)

It goes without saying Elvis Presley changed the world — which is why, six decades on, his presence and influence remain as visible as the sun in the sky.