Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley bio

Birth Name: Ellas Bates

Occupation: R&B Singer

Place Of Birth: Mississippi

Date Of Birth: December 30, 1928

Date Of Death: June 2, 2008

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Bo Diddley was born on the 30th of December, 1928. He was popular for being a R&B Singer. R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for pioneering the transition of blues to rock.

Bo Diddley was born in Mississippi. While working as a carpenter and a mechanic, he would play gigs on the street. He studied the trombone and violin after his family moved to the South Side of Chicago. His recording of the song “Bo Diddley” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame due to its impact on American music.

Bo Diddley was a Capricorn and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Bo Diddley was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Ellas Bates is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Bo’s Ellas Bates attended Foster Vocational High School in Chicago.


Bo Diddley’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Bo Diddley’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Bo Diddley kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Bo Diddley was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Ellas Bates
NICKNAME: The Black Gladiator, The Originator, Ellas B. McDaniel, Ellas McDaniel
RELIGION: Evangelical
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn



Zodiac Sign: Bo Diddley was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Bo Diddley was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Bo Diddley had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Bo Diddley’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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