Record ID:
52525175 (Libraries Australia Authorities)
Authority type:
  • Name.
  • McComb (Miss.)
  • Archer (Fla.)
Associated with:
  • United States
Lived/located in:
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Fields of activity:
  • Rock music
  • Rock musicians Guitarists Singers Composers
Used for:
  • Diddley, Bo
  • McDaniel, Ellas, 1928-2008
  • Bates, Otha Ellas, 1928-2008
  • McDaniel, Elias, 1928-2008
  • Diddley, Bo, 1928-2008
  • Bates, Ellas, 1928-2008
  • His The chess box [SR] p1990: label (Bo Diddley)
  • Harris, S. Blues who’s who (McDaniel, Ellas (aka: Bo Diddley); b. 12-30-28, McComb, MS; name before adoption: Otha Ellas Bates)
  • New Grove dict. of Amer. music (Bo Diddley (McDaniel, Elias) b. 12-30-28, McComb, MS)
  • LC in OCLC, 11/27/91 (hdg.: Diddley, Bo)
  • New York times WWW site, June 3, 2008 (Bo Diddley, singer and guitarist; b. Otha Ellas Bates, McComb, Miss.; name changed to Otha Ellas McDaniel; stage name Bo Diddley adopted in 1954; d. Monday [June 2, 2008], Archer, Fla., at age 79)
  • Wikipedia, June 3, 2008 (Bo Diddley; b. Dec. 30, 1928, McComb, Miss., as Ellas Otha Bates; d. June 2, 2008, Archer, Fla.; American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist)
  • Electric blues 1939-2005: the definitive collection. Part 2, 1954-1967, p2011: container (Bo Diddley) booklet (born Ellas Bates, December 30, 1928, McComb, Mississippi; moved to Chicago in 1934; song credit: Ellas McDaniel)
  • Oxford music online, November 7, 2013: Encyclopedia of popular music (Didley, Bo; born Otha Ellas Bates (later known as Ellas McDaniel), December 30, 1928, McComb, Mississippi; began his career as a boxer, where he received the sobriquet "Bo Diddley"; guitarist, singer, and songwriter; rightly regarded as a seminal figure in the history of rock and roll) Grove music online (Bo Diddley (Ellas McDaniel); born December 30, 1928, McComb, MS; died June 2, 2008, Archer, FL; American rock and roll singer)