Sunday, July 4, 2010


Blues titan Willie Dixon (left) and rhythm-meister titan Bo Diddley (right) put their signatures in cement for posterity at the Guitar Center Rock Walk, April 27, 1989. This necessitated positioning right next to the action at hand, as I am short-ish and couldn't shoot over attending media: the other photographer mimics what I did, hunkering down not only for a better shot but also not to block others' view of this historic event.

Dixon's importance as a songsmith of blues classics remains at least well portrayed in the recent bio-pic "Cadillac Records" about the Chess blues stable, although it fictionalizes content as much as Old Hollywood studio fare of the 1930s and 40s. Diddley of course originated the first riff most of you guitar players probably learned, DA da DA-da-da, da DA!

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