Once upon a time Bo Diddley had girls screaming for him and everything! Like the Jonas Brothers! Obviously we're talking about THE SAME LEVEL OF ABSOLUTE COOLNESS HERE. Also, notice the woman in playing guitar. During the 50's, that was pretty revolutionary. Even today it is not really common. Diddley featured various women in his band, including "the Dutchess" Norma-Jean Wofford. (If only Hillary Clinton was black and had been made Secretary of State, I think I could have made a pretty good political joke or something)
Then the kids got all stupid and boring and didn't have the same reaction to him anymore, even though he was still as cool.
Of course, people still liked him despite weaker record sales. And his shows remained...well, here. Dig the footwork and dancing moves. That is a rock 'n' roll showman right there!
On top of introducing a new beat to rock 'n' roll, Diddley designed his own guitars beginning with actually creating his original one. The sound of his guitar was also unique. Eventually the twangy sound would be used by other bands, notably surf bands years later. His lyrics created a strange alternate universe where Bo Diddley was legendary in pretty much any field he wished to be. Most of those songs were not only danceable, but also funny.
At the amazing and popular blog ChrisGoesRock you can find many of the early Diddley albums.