First generation rocker and all around mensch Bo Diddley suffered a heart attack yesterday while undergoing a medical check-up at a Florida hospital. The 78-year-old is now reported to be in a stable condition after undergoing surgery to help the flow of blood to his heart.
My thoughts are with him and his family, but actually I'm not too worried -- as the above video (from the great 1966 film The Big T.N.T. Show) clearly demonstrates, Bo is a force of nature and will probably live forever.
BTW -- that's the Duchess, usually billed as "Bo's gorgeous sister," on the the second guitar. And no, the damn movie has never been on DVD, a cultural crime of monstrous proportions -- check out the original trailer here.