Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley bought his babe a diamond ring
If that diamond ring don't shine
He gonna take it to a private eye
If that private eye can't see
He'd better not take the ring from me

1955
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Year
Peak Chart Position
  • the song was released as a single, but failed to make it onto Billboard's pop charts
  • No. 1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart in 1955
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #62 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • originally titled "Uncle John"
  • written by Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley)
  • produced by Leonard Chess
  • recorded March 2, 1955 at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois
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